Philip Riley is a Managing Director of Bluescape Energy Partners and a Director of Parallel Resource Partners. Riley has 20 years of industry experience, including direct involvement in the energy industry during three separate down cycles. Riley is responsible for formulating investment strategies and sourcing investment opportunities, where he leads the group’s E&P investment origination efforts. Most recently, Riley led the execution of Bluescape’s investments in Derby Exploration LLC and Riley Exploration – Permian, LLC. Additionally, Riley serves on the board of directors of portfolio companies to oversee strategy, capital allocation and performance management.
Prior to Bluescape, Riley served as Senior Vice President at Imperial Capital, Vice President at Lazard, and as Analyst at Petrie Parkman in Houston. In such roles, Riley advised companies, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, lenders, and other creditors on over 45 consummated transactions in excess of $135 billion of value or restructured liabilities, with a focus on complex distressed and restructuring situations. Of this total, over 50% of transactions and > $75 billion of value of transactions involved oil & gas or other energy companies. During approximately 10 years of restructuring advisory experience, Riley was engaged by investors to advise on multiple distress-for-control transactions, including the full cycle from initial evaluation of opportunities, to the identification and purchase of fulcrum securities, through negotiation and execution of change of control transactions.
Riley earned a bachelor in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin, with majors in the Business Honors Program and Finance.