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Client Conversations: Interview with Ken Hersh, Co-Founder and Former CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management and President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Date: 28 May 2020

In this episode, Craig Budner interviews Ken Hersh. Working alongside Richard Rainwater, Ken co-founded and was the former CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management (NGP), a premier private equity investment franchise in the natural resources industry managing over $20 billion of cumulative committed capital since its inception in 1988. Until 2016, Ken served as NGP’s CEO. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group’s natural resources division.  Ken is also the CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas and sits on the board of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.  He owns Envy Gaming, Inc. which is the operator of the global esports franchise Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel franchise in the Overwatch League. Listen to how Ken, working alongside Richard Rainwater, (regarded by many as the father of modern private equity), was able to find success in business but also approach life’s challenges as opportunities and give back to his community.    

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Craig W. Budner
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