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, when he left Wall Street to co-found Snyder Oil, 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.

Mr. Edelman is currently a Director of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL). He currently chairs the Investment Committee and serves as a Trustee of The Hotchkiss School, serves as Chairman Emeritus of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, is a Director of The Wildlife Conservation Society and serves on the Advisory Council of Princeton University’s Department of Politics. He is a former member of the Board of Georgetown University. 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.