Sam Lissner is a Vice President for Ridgewood Infrastructure. He has private equity investment experience in water, power, and energy, and he has raised more than $3 billion from leading institutional investors to support Ridgewood’s real asset strategies.

Prior to joining Ridgewood Energy in 2013, Sam was Chief Analyst and Project Director at Kohl Partners, where he focused on investments in distributed power. During his master’s studies, Sam worked on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mobile Sources Team and in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Sam received his A.B. from Harvard University, where he concentrated in Middle East Studies. He earned a M.S. from New York University focused on energy and environmental policy, and he received a MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Sam is a member of the Board of Advisors of NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, where he also teaches a graduate-level course on Energy Finance.