Our Team

Daniel Rice | Partner

Former CEO of Rice Energy and current Board Director at EQT Corporation.  Danny oversaw Rice Energy's growth from start-up through its $1 billion IPO in 2014 and eventual $8.2 billion sale to EQT in 2017.  Danny established Rice Energy's strategic framework for value creation, which yielded unmatched success for its shareholders and employees.  Before Rice Energy, Danny worked at Tudor Pickering & Holt, Transocean Inc and Tyco International.  Danny sources, structures and executes RIG investment opportunities.

 

Toby Rice | Partner

Former President, COO, and Founder of Rice Energy. Toby led Rice’s execution of its high-growth strategy, amassing a 250,000 net acre position in the core of the Marcellus and Utica.  Toby’s data-driven approach to operations consistently delivered the best performing wells in the Appalachian basin. Toby also created Rice’s digital work environment which enabled effective collaboration and innovation, allowing Rice to continuously evolve and easily scale with fewer people and streamlined processes.  Toby sources and evaluates RIG investment opportunities.

Derek Rice | Partner

Former EVP Exploration of Rice Energy. Derek’s geologic models pointed Rice to focus leasing and acquisition efforts into the core counties of Washington and Greene within the Marcellus, and subsequently the core of the Utica in Belmont County. Derek designed and managed Rice’s prolific geosteering team, and led insights into macro industry trends which were used for strategic positioning related to A&D, hedging, and OFS technologies. Derek is lead on generating investment ideas through RIG’s reservoir analytics platform.

Ryan Rice | Partner

Former Petroleum Engineer at Rice Energy. Ryan was paramount in the digital transformation of Rice, building and designing the software tools critical to Rice’s success. Ryan's deep programming knowledge allows RIG to provide valuable insight to new digital software platforms.  Ryan generates investment ideas through RIG's reservoir analytics platform.  

 

Kyle Derham | Partner

Former VP, Corporate Development and Finance at Rice Energy. Kyle structured RICE and RMP’s financings and acquisitions and helped pioneer Rice’s integrated hedging and firm transportation strategy. Previously, Kyle was an associate in the buy-out fund at First Reserve, and prior to that, an analyst in the global natural resources group at Barclays.  Kyle sources, structures and executes RIG investment opportunities.

Kentaro Kawamori | Partner

Former Chief Digital Officer of Chesapeake Energy (CHK). Kentaro led the IT and digital functions at CHK where he developed several industry-first technology platforms and partnerships. Prior to CHK Kentaro was a technology executive and consultant at several large technology firms including Accenture. Kentaro’s experience combines full digital product development cycles with enterprise technology support and technology models.