Mr. Ackerman is a Co-Founder and Partner of Carnelian Energy Capital Management, L.P., where he oversees Carnelian’s efforts in sourcing investments, transaction negotiation and execution, monitoring of active portfolio companies and firm management and strategy. Prior to founding Carnelian, Mr. Ackerman was a Managing Director and Head of the Houston office of Natural Gas Partners (“NGP”). During his ten years at NGP, he served as Co-Chair of NGP’s Monitoring Committee, served on NGP’s Investment Committee and served on the boards of more than 25 oil and gas companies covering the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors. Mr. Ackerman grew up in Houston, Texas, and received a B.B.A. in Finance with highest honors from the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.