Mr. Ray joined NGP in 2003 and serves as Partner. In such role and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and various other committees, Mr. Ray is involved in the full range of NGP’s business, including an active role in the decisions regarding capital allocation, evaluation of investment opportunities, portfolio monitoring, exit and capital market transactions, and firm administration. He applies his 20 years of broad energy deal experience to ensure excellence in the structuring, negotiation, and execution of transactions conducted by both NGP and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Ray was a Partner in the law firm of Thompson & Knight, LLP. He practiced in the Corporate and Securities group in Dallas for eight years, working on hundreds of investment and corporate financing transactions, including the formation and capitalization of investment funds, portfolio company investments and exits, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and public and private debt and equity offerings.
Mr. Ray received a B.S. in Accounting with distinction in 1992 and a Juris Doctor in 1995 from the University of Virginia.