Kate Richard is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Warwick Energy Group, one of the largest institutional consolidators of non-operated interests in oil and gas with ~$1.5 billion in managed assets. Kate began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co., working in private equity and natural resources investment banking in New York, London, and Paris. From 2007 to 2009, she invested in oil & gas, metals & mining, and sovereign debt for Serengeti Asset Management, a multi-strategy investment fund based in New York. From 2009 to 2012, she invested in international energy for MSD Capital, Michael Dell’s private investment fund in New York. Since 2010, Richard has been an adviser to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's Ministry of Mines on energy development and transparency, working in concert with the Aspen Institute's Market Building Initiative and the Institute for State Effectiveness. She is an Advisory Council Board Member of MicroVest Capital Management, the first private US microfinance investment firm. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) and has previously served on the Boards of Imerys, SA (EPA: NK), a Paris-based industrial conglomerate and Abraxas Petroleum Corp (NASD: AXAS). She is a frequent lecturer at the US Federal Reserve, the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School and energy market commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.