Mr. Beard has over 25 years of investment management experience. Most recently he was Global Head of Natural Resources, Senior Partner and Member of the Management Committee at Apollo Global Management in New York where he oversaw all investment activities in the energy, metals and mining and agriculture sectors. During his 10 years with Apollo, Mr. Beard managed over $11 billion of investments into the natural resources sector. Previously, Mr. Beard was at Riverstone Holdings, an energy-focused private equity firm, as a founding member and managing director. He began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in principal investment activities. Mr. Beard currently serves on the board of directors of DoublePoint Energy and EP Energy. Mr. Beard received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana.