Thomas J. Edelman


Managing Partner

Prior to forming White Deer, Mr. Edelman founded and/or managed a series of eight energy companies, creating significant value for investors over more than a 25-year period. He founded or co-founded Snyder Oil Corporation (now part of Devon Energy Corporation), Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) and Patina Oil and Gas (now part of Noble Energy, Inc.). He also co-founded Bear Paw Energy and Bear Cub Energy, both midstream companies based in the Rocky Mountains.

Prior to 1981, Mr. Edelman was a Vice President in The First Boston Corporation’s (now Credit Suisse) energy group and an associate at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Incorporated.

Mr. Edelman is currently a Director of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL), Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE: EOX) and PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: PSTR). He currently chairs the Investment Committee and serves as a Trustee of The Hotchkiss School, a member of the Board of Georgetown University and President of the Board of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Mr. Edelman holds an MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and a BA in Political Economy from Princeton University, magna cum laude.