David Leuschen is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of Riverstone Holdings
, a private equity firm focusing on growth capital investments in the energy and power sectors. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Leuschen was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and founder and head of the Goldman Sachs Global Energy and Power Group. Mr. Leuschen joined Goldman Sachs in 1977, became head of the Global Energy and Power Group in 1985, became a Partner of the firm in 1986 and remained with the firm until leaving to found Riverstone. Mr. Leuschen has extensive M&A, financing and investing experience in the energy and power industry. In 2013, David Leuschen was named to the Forbes list of Top 50 Dealmakers
, along with Riverstone co-founder Pierre Lapeyre, for the second consecutive year.
Outside of his successful business endeavors, Mr. Leuschen spends as much time as possible on Switchback Ranch, his 160,000 acres of land centered in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming near the northeast corner of Yellowstone Park. On the ranch there are three primary businesses: one of the area’s top commercial beef businesses, a cutting horses business and an outfitting company that provides interested parties with the opportunity to hunt some of the country’s top big game animals. David Leuschen is also a dedicated philanthropist. In 1998 he founded the David M. Leuschen Charitable Foundation
to support ranching communities in Montana and Wyoming and is an active supporter of his alma mater, Dartmouth College. Over the years, David has dedicated both his time and knowledge to the arts, supporting music and public radio and serving as a contributor and funder for a number of films.