YPE Houston will host its Breakfast Series on May 22nd at The Houston Club, featuring keynote speaker Ben Guill, Managing Partner of White Deer Energy. We look forward to Ben joining us to share his lessons learned and leadership principles gained through his distinguished career.
We will have a continental breakfast and beverages available prior to Mr. Guill's talk, followed by a Q&A.
White Deer Energy is an investment advisory firm that was founded in 2008 to manage energy private equity funds. Prior to forming White Deer, Mr. Guill served as President of First Reserve Corporation, the oldest and largest energy-focused private equity firm, from 1998-2007. He managed First Reserve's Houston office, focusing on deal origination, investment analysis, negotiation of acquisitions and management of portfolio companies. Prior to 1998, Mr. Guill was Co-Head of Investment Banking at Simmons & Company International, a leading specialized investment bank serving the energy industry. Mr. Guill joined Simmons in 1980 and served 19 years in corporate finance, working primarily on mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate restructuring. Prior to his service with Simmons, Mr. Guill was an Associate at Blyth Eastman Dillon. Mr. Guill is a Director of National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Mr. Guill serves on the Board of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. Mr. Guill holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School and a BA in English from Princeton University.