Chairman and CEO
Gregory A. Beard has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of our board of directors since March 2021. Mr. Beard was the Global Head of Natural Resources, Senior Partner, member of the Management Committee and Senior Advisor at Apollo Global Management from 2010 to 2020.
In such roles, Mr. Beard oversaw Apollo’s investment activities in the energy, metals and mining and agriculture sectors. Prior to his time at Apollo, Mr. Beard was a senior Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings, an energy, power and infrastructure-focused private equity firm.
He began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in energy-sector principal investment activities. The funds where Mr. Beard held these senior leadership positions have invested billions of dollars in natural resources related investments. During his career, Mr. Beard sourced and managed some of the most profitable deals in the energy private equity sector.
Mr. Beard is a founding and managing member of Q Power together with its subsidiary Stronghold Digital Mining and currently serves on the board of directors of Scrubgrass LP, Double Eagle Energy Holdings III, Skeena Resources Ltd., Andros Capital Partners LLC, and Parallaxes Capital. He also serves on the board of directors of The Conservation Fund, a non-profit focused on land conservation.
Mr. Beard received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana. We believe Mr. Beard’s extensive background in the energy industry makes him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.