Experienced, Proven, Connected

With access to the leading minds in the energy and power transition, TEP is assembling a team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals, all with longstanding industry relationships. Headed by Pat Eilers, our leadership represents 20 years of expertise.

Current Boards:
Bedrock
Previous Boards:
NextDecade
First Wind
Magellan
US Powergen

PAT EILERS

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Before founding Transition Equity Partners, LLC, Pat was a Managing Director at BlackRock Infrastructure. There he served on the Investment Committees for the Global Renewable Power and Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Funds. He also chaired Blackrock’s Energy & Power Private Equity Fund. Prior to Blackrock, Pat led Madison Dearborn Partners into the sustainable energy sector, overseeing the firm’s energy, power, and chemicals practices for a decade.

In addition to Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Pat also earned a Masters of Management from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. As an athlete, Pat played on Notre Dame’s 1988 National Championship team before spending six seasons in the NFL with Minnesota, Washington, and Chicago. Pat lives in Chicago with his wife and four children.

JOHN SEXTON

ASSOCIATE

John is an Associate at Transition Equity Partners, focused on executing buyout and growth equity investments across TEP’s core sectors. Prior to joining TEP in 2021, John was an Associate within Marathon Capital’s Investment Banking Group, facilitating M&A transactions and tax equity financings in the renewables, conventional power, carbon capture and energy services/technology sectors.

John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, while minoring in Sustainability at the University of Notre Dame.

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