Jeffrey Harris

Venture Partner

Jeffrey is a Venture Partner with Quantum Energy Partners and serves on Quantum’s Investment Committee. Jeffrey works closely with Quantum’s team providing counsel on both investment and broader firm related matters, including investment oversight and execution.

In conjunction with his role as a Venture Partner, Quantum and Global Reserve Group, an advisory and investment firm founded by Jeffrey, entered into a co-investment arrangement to leverage the collective relationships, expertise, and resources of the two firms to identify, invest in, and build exceptional, growth-oriented enterprises. The two firms work closely together on opportunities identified by Global Reserve Group and will focus on making investments in the oil and gas sectors globally.

Jeffrey founded Global Reserve Group in 2011 following a 29-year career at Warburg Pincus where he invested in both start-up and more mature companies across many different industries and countries, including leading the firm’s global energy practice for many years. During his tenure at Warburg Pincus, Jeffrey was directly involved advising over 30 companies around the world and directly overseeing more than $4 billion of equity investment. He has significant experience investing in and working with companies in exploration & production, oilfield services, power generation, and cleantech. Jeffrey has been an active civic leader and is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and of the Cranbrook Educational Community. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses on venture capital, innovation and entrepreneurship. Previously, he served as Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association where he was a Board member for six years. He received a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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