Team

Jud Hill

Jud Hill

Managing Partner

Mr. Hill has over 35 years of experience as an operator and private equity investor across the water resources, environmental services and energy sectors. Mr. Hill has an established and successful investment track record as a private equity professional, having served as a Managing Director over the last 15 years with the Texas Pacific Group, The Halifax Group, and NGP Energy Capital Management. Prior to that he was a Managing Director with HSBC, where he oversaw the firm’s Water and Industrial Services Investment Banking practice. Early in Mr. Hill’s career, he served in executive management positions with Atlantic Richfield and Westinghouse Environmental Services. Mr. Hill received a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Edinboro State University and a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as a Trustee of the Water Keeper Alliance.

jud.hill@ecoservicepartners.com
Murray Starkel

Murray Starkel

Managing Partner

Mr. Starkel has over 25 years of experience in full-cycle large-scale program development including raising capital, working with federal, state and local regulatory agencies, and executing complex construction projects. Mr. Starkel previously spent 21 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”). While in USACE, Mr. Starkel was Deputy Commander of the New Orleans District in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. In this role, he managed the $15 billion program to design and build hurricane protection systems in Southeast Louisiana. Following his military career, Mr. Starkel joined NGP Energy Capital Management as a Managing Director. Most recently, Mr. Starkel was with Ecosystem Investment Partners, a private equity firm with over $500 million under management focused on land-based ecosystem offsets such as wetland and stream mitigation banking as well as endangered species and water quality and quantity trading. Mr. Starkel received a BS in Nuclear Engineering Management from the U.S Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA and MS in Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

murray.starkel@ecoservicepartners.com
Ed Rogers

Ed Rogers

Principal

Mr. Rogers has over a decade of experience across private equity, corporate strategy, and investment banking. Prior to his role with Ecological Service Partners, Mr. Rogers was with Logan Strategies, a strategic advisory firm, where he advised clients on operational and transactional matters. Prior to that, Mr. Rogers was a Senior Associate at NGP Energy Technology Partners, a $500 million private equity fund focused on leveraged buyout and growth equity investments in middle market companies in the energy and environmental services sectors. While at NGP, he focused on analyzing, sourcing, and executing investments, and worked closely with management teams to execute upon strategic initiatives and realize monetization events. Mr. Rogers has also worked in strategy and finance for Jack Daniels, the world’s largest premium whiskey manufacturer and a division of the Brown-Forman Corporation. Mr. Rogers began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the General Industrials group of Jefferies & Company in New York. Mr. Rogers holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA in Strategy and Corporate Finance from Duke University.

ed.rogers@ecoservicepartners.com