James is a Principal in ESG & Corporate Development with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, James was a Vice President within Macquarie Capital’s Real Estate investment banking team where he worked for more than seven years in the Melbourne, Australia, and New York offices across a range of listed and unlisted capital raisings, principal investments, and M&A transactions.
James received a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University, as well as a Master of Finance from INSEAD.
Brian is a Director in Information Technology with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Brian was an Information Security Engineer at Edge Technology Group, a Managed Service Provider providing Information Technology Services and Cybersecurity guidance to investment firms. Prior to that, Brian was Director of Information Technology at Buckingham Research Group and Buckingham Capital Management.
Brian received a Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology and Informatics from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Information and Communication Systems from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in Manhattan. He also holds CISSP and CISA Certifications.
Michael is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Stonepeak and is a member of the Stonepeak Executive Committee. He has been deeply involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 2011. Today, Michael directs Stonepeak’s strategy and investment decisions, and oversees the firm’s continued expansion into new regions and product areas.
Michael has more than twenty years of experience investing in infrastructure. A longer-tenured investor in a relatively young and still maturing asset class, Michael has been a leader in infrastructure investing, successfully deploying capital across the entire landscape through economic cycles.
Prior to forming Stonepeak, Michael was a Senior Managing Director in Private Equity and Co-Head of the Infrastructure Investment group at Blackstone. Before Blackstone, Michael worked for over a decade at Macquarie, where he started his career, first in Australia and later in New York where he took on roles of increasing responsibility within the firm and ultimately held the title of Senior Managing Director.
Michael received a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Katherine is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Katherine held management company accounting roles at Sound Point Capital Management and King Street Capital Management. Prior to that, she worked for the Alternative Research and Data Services group at S.A.C Capital Advisors.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.
Blake is a Principal with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Blake was a member of the Energy Group at J.P. Morgan, where he focused on the power, utilities, and renewable energy sectors.
Blake received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.
James is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, James was a Senior Associate at Columbia Capital, where he focused on investments in the digital infrastructure, enterprise IT and mobility sectors. Prior to Columbia Capital, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications investment banking group.
James received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University.
Zach is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Zach was a member of the Energy group at Evercore, where he focused primarily on the midstream sector.
Zach received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance and Energy Policy from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ellen is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Ellen was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, where she sat on the Equity Private Placements team and advised clients on private financing solutions and aided in raising pre-IPO capital.
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a double major in Economics from Northwestern University.
Shameem Eshragi is a Principal with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Shameem was a Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital, leading execution of renewable energy and infrastructure investments across the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
Shameem received a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Finance from the Australian National University and a Masters in Finance from INSEAD.
Michael Evry is a Principal in Legal with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Michael was a Vice President in the Legal Transactions group at BlackRock, Inc. Prior to BlackRock, Michael was a Senior Associate in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Finance group at Milbank LLP in New York and an Associate at Allen & Overy LLP in Sydney.
Michael received a Master of Laws from University of Sydney and a Master of Arts in International Relations from University of Wollongong.
Lindsay is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Lindsay was a Manager in PwC’s Banking & Capital Markets Group in New York City, where she focused on serving clients in the Assurance and Advisory practices.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Accounting in Accounting from Wake Forest University.
Jacqueline Gaul is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Jacqueline was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where she worked as a Campus Recruiter covering a wide range of the firm’s divisions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Jacqueline worked at Citi and Bridgewater Associates as a Campus Recruiter.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University.
Cyrus is a Managing Director with Stonepeak and is Head of Communications, Europe. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Cyrus was a Principal at BC Partners, focusing on investments in the industrials and telecommunications sectors. Prior to BC Partners, Cyrus gained additional investing and transaction experience across a broad range of sectors while at Advent International and J.P. Morgan.
Cyrus received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.
Jack Gillespie is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Jack was an Investment Principal at JPMorgan Asset Management where he worked on the firm’s open ended Infrastructure Investment Fund. Prior to JPMorgan Asset Management, Jack worked at Macquarie Capital advising on infrastructure transactions in both APAC and EMEA.
Jack received a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.
Samantha is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Samantha was an Assistant Vice President at Blackstone where she managed the conflicts clearance and NDA process for all indirect and direct investing opportunities for Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solution Group. Prior to Blackstone, she worked at Allianz Global Investors and Macquarie Asset Management in an investment advisory and trade surveillance capacity.
Samantha has a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration from Drexel University.
Peter is a Principal with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Peter was an Associate Director at Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) where he focused on investments in the energy, healthcare and waste sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Peter began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Company in its private equity and industrial practices.
Peter received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Ben Harper is a Managing Director with Stonepeak and is Head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). Before joining Stonepeak, Ben was the Head of Sustainability at Zurich Insurance where he was responsible for solutions that advanced the company’s sustainability priorities, with an emphasis on creating risk transfer products that supported its client’s transitions to a low-carbon economy. Prior to Zurich, Ben worked in engineering consulting with a focus on environmental remediation and compliance.
Ben received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University.
Michelle is a Vice President in Legal with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Michelle was an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Michelle received a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
James is a Vice President with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, James was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, where he was a member of the private equity business and focused on infrastructure, transportation, logistics, and energy investments. Prior to Fortress, James worked at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst within the Diversified Industrials group.
James received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with an Honors distinction from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.
Nick is a Managing Director with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Nick was a member of the Global Industrials group at Credit Suisse, where he focused on the business services sector.
Nick received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, and Business Economics from the University of Cincinnati.
Hillary is a Managing Director with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Hillary was a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management where she was a member of the Global Infrastructure team. Prior to Brookfield, she worked at RBC Capital Markets in the Investment Banking division.
Hillary received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a focus on Finance from the University of Alberta and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Jack is Co-Chief Operating Officer of Stonepeak, a member of the Stonepeak Executive Committee, and a member of all of the firm’s investment committees. In this role, Jack shares broad responsibilities across investing and the firm’s day-to-day business. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Jack worked for Davidson Kempner Capital Management, a hedge fund that focuses on distressed investments and merger arbitrage. Prior to Davidson Kempner, Jack worked for Denham Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm. Jack started his career in Credit Suisse’s energy investment banking group.
Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors and Business Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Texas at Austin.
John is a Managing Director with Stonepeak. Prior to joining Stonepeak, John was a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Capital where he led the Asian infrastructure and renewable principal investment business. John has more than seventeen years of experience investing in power and renewables having worked in Australia, Europe, and Asia across ~8GW of projects while at Macquarie.
John received a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.
Regina is a Principal and Senior Corporate Controller with Stonepeak. Prior to Stonepeak, Regina held management company accounting roles with Eton Park Capital Management and DE Shaw. Prior to that, Regina was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Investment Management group.
Regina received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Queens College of the City University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.