Erik Belz is a Principal in the Private Equity group. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Belz has focused on investments in the upstream and midstream energy sectors and has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in EagleClaw, Rover, Grand Prix, Guidon, Huntley & Huntley, Jetta Permian, Primexx, Rock Ridge and Cheniere.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Belz was a Vice President at Blue Water Energy, an energy-focused private equity fund based in London. Prior to that, Mr. Belz was an Associate at the First Reserve Corporation. Mr. Belz began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers in the Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions Group.
Mr. Belz received an AB in Economics cum laude with a concentration in Government from Harvard College, where he graduated with high honors. Currently, Mr. Belz serves as a Director of EagleClaw, Guidon, Jetta Permian, Primexx, Rock Ridge and our northeast Marcellus platform.