Neil A. Wizel is a Managing Director with First Reserve, one of the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firms exclusively focused on energy. With over 30 years of industry insight, investment expertise and operational excellence, the Firm has cultivated an enduring network of global relationships and raised approximately USD $31 billion of aggregate capital since inception. Putting these to work, First Reserve has completed more than 550 transactions (including platform investments and add-on acquisitions), creating several notable energy companies throughout the Firm’s history. Its portfolio companies operate on six continents, spanning the energy spectrum from upstream oil and gas to midstream and downstream, including resources, equipment and services and infrastructure.
Mr. Wizel joined First Reserve in 2007 and has responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution, monitoring and exit strategy with a focus throughout the energy value chain, including reserves; equipment, manufacturing, and services; and downstream and hydrocarbon processing assets. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Wizel was a member of the Investment Staff at Greenbriar Equity Group, a transportation–focused private equity firm. Prior to Greenbriar, he was a Financial Analyst in the Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsor Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Wizel holds a B.A. from Emory University.