J Kyle DerhamChief Executive Officer, Director
J. Kyle Derham, our CEO, is a Partner of Rice Investment Group. He currently serves on the board of Archaea Energy, which closed its business combination with RAC I in 2021. Mr. Derham, as part of the Rice Team, led the proxy campaign in 2019 to successfully elect a majority slate of director candidates to the board of EQT, the largest operator of natural gas production in the United States. Following the campaign, Mr. Derham served as interim Chief Financial Officer of EQT and currently serves as a strategic advisor to the company. Mr. Derham previously served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance of Rice Energy and Rice Midstream from January 2014 through November 2017. Through his various roles working alongside the Rice family, Mr. Derham has focused on evaluating, structuring and negotiating key acquisitions and execution of critical strategic initiatives to generate attractive risk adjusted returns for investors. Mr. Derham also has experience as a private equity investor, working as an associate at First Reserve and as an investment banker at Barclays Investment Bank.
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