Russell Bennett

Managing Director 
Starwood Oil & Gas

Russell Bennett is a Managing Director and Head of Oil & Gas at Starwood Capital Group, with responsibility for leading the Firm’s expansion into the oil & gas sector. In November 2013, Mr. Bennett closed Starwood Capital’s first investment in the industry—a $35 million investment in Northeast Natural Energy. In June 2015, Mr. Bennett led a $110 million investment in EagleRidge Energy.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2013, Mr. Bennett worked as an investment professional at Metalmark from 2004 to 2013. During his tenure there, Mr. Bennett played an active role in 15 investments, including portfolio add-on acquisitions. Mr. Bennett has served as a member of Northeast Natural Energy’s Board of Directors from 2010 to present and has served as Chairman of EagleRidge Energy since June 2015. He began his career in the leverage finance and private equity coverage groups at JPMorgan.

Mr. Bennett received a B.S. degree in economics from Northwestern University.