HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Quantum Energy Partners (Quantum), a leading provider of private equity to the energy industry, is pleased to announce that Eric Nielsen has joined as Managing Director - Business Development. He will work closely with Quantum's executive management team to source, capture, and support investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Quantum, Eric was a Managing Director at Korn/Ferry International where he led the Houston office for eight years. Eric spent the past eighteen years as an executive recruiter with a focus on senior-level relationships in the energy and industrial sectors (upstream, downstream, oilfield services, chemicals, power, industrial products and services, EPC and alternative/clean technologies), as well as extensive work for private equity backed organizations. Eric began his career at BHP Petroleum where he served in a variety of engineering, operational, A&D and asset management positions. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Master's in Business Administration from Rice University.
Wil VanLoh, President and CEO of Quantum commented, "We are very pleased to have someone with the breadth and depth of Eric's relationships join Quantum. Finding exceptional energy executives, something Eric has successfully done for almost two decades, is absolutely essential to our investment process. We expect Eric to be very accretive to our efforts to identify and partner with the top entrepreneurs in the energy space."
About Quantum Energy Partners
Founded in 1998, Quantum Energy Partners is a leading provider of private equity to the global energy industry, having managed together with its affiliates, more than $6.5 billion in equity commitments since inception. For more information on Quantum, please visit www.quantumep.com. For investor relations, please contact Michael Dalton at (713) 452-2000.