Senior Vice President - Business Development
Chad Knips has more than a decade of finance experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Ridgewood Energy in 2016, Mr. Knips was Director of Finance, Hedging and Investor Relations at Eagle Rock Energy Partners, where he assisted in the divestment of its $1 billion midstream and $600 million upstream divisions. Previously, as Manager of Finance, Acquisitions and Investor Relations for EPL Oil & Gas, Mr. Knips completed seven Gulf of Mexico acquisitions and divestitures totaling approximately $1 billion and was a key member of the team that sold EPL to Energy XXI for approximately $2.3 billion. Mr. Knips began his career at FBR Capital Markets in investment banking and executed M&A transactions and capital markets financings across the energy sector.
Mr. Knips holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University.