Riley is a Managing Director of Bluescape Energy Partners and Parallel Resource Partners. Mr. Riley has 20+ years of experience across energy and other capital intensive industries as investor, officer and advisor.
At Bluescape, Mr. Riley formulates investment strategies, sources investment opportunities and manages existing investment operations and performance.
Riley also serves on the boards of many portfolio companies.
In his 8 years at Bluescape and PRP, Riley has led more than $300 million of transactions and has assisted the team on numerous others. Riley drives value across portfolio companies with oversight on strategy, capital allocation, performance improvement and risk management. Additionally, Riley has served as an officer of several investments where he has created value through a variety of strategic and financial initiatives, including optimizing capital allocation and structure, reducing costs, implementing risk management programs and designing controls frameworks.
Prior to Bluescape, Riley served as Senior Vice President at Imperial Capital, Vice President at Lazard, and as Analyst at Petrie Parkman in Houston. During these 12 years of strategic advisory experience, Riley advised companies, private investors, lenders and other creditors on a variety of restructuring, financing and M&A transactions in excess of $135 billion with a focus on turnaround situations.
Riley earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, with majors in the Business Honors Program and Finance. Riley is actively involved in the Houston business and social communities.
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