Gregory A. Beard is the global head of Natural Resources and a senior partner at Apollo, having joined the firm in 2010. Beard overseas all investment activities in the energy, metals and mining, and agriculture sectors. Since Beard joined the firm, Apollo private equity funds have invested or committed to invest approximately $6.3 billion in natural resources-related investments. Previously, Beard was at Riverstone Holdings, an energy focused private equity firm, as a founding member and managing director. He began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in energy-sector principal investment activities. Beard currently serves on the boards of directors of Apex Energy, Caelus Energy, Double Eagle Energy I/II, EP Energy, Jupiter Resources, Talos Energy, CSV Midstream, Pinnacle Agriculture and NRI Management Group. He previously served on the boards of directors of Athlon Energy, Belden & Blake Corporation, Canera Resources, Cobalt International Energy, Legend Natural Gas I – IV, Mariner Energy, Phoenix Exploration, Titan Operating, Vantage Energy, CDM Resource Management, and International Logging. Beard received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana.