Chief Executive Officer
Preston was previously Managing Director and a member of the Management Committee at Ridgemar’s private equity sponsor, Carnelian, where he was responsible for leading upstream investments, transaction due diligence and the execution and monitoring of active portfolio company investments. Prior to joining Carnelian at its founding, Preston was an energy private equity investor with Denham Capital Management and KKR & Co. He began his career as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Greenhill & Co. Preston received his B.B.A. in Finance with honors from the Business Honors Program from The University of Texas at Austin.