Christopher D. Ray

Mr. Ray joined NGP in 2003 and currently serves as an Advisory Partner, having served the firm previously for 15 years in various roles. Mr. Ray is actively involved in portfolio management. He also applies his 20-plus years of broad energy deal experience to help guide and provide input in the structuring and negotiating 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 approximately 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 J.D. in 1995, both from The University of Virginia.