Philip J. Deutch

Mr. Deutch has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. He is a Partner at NGP Energy Capital Management, L.L.C. (NGP). Founded in 1988, NGP has a family of private equity investment funds with $20 billion of cumulative equity commitments organized to make equity investments to the energy industry.  Mr. Deutch founded NGP Energy Technology Partners (NGP ETP) in 2005 and has been investing in the energy technology sector since 1997. He heads NGP Energy Technology Partners III, which invests in companies with products, services, or technologies in the areas of renewable energy, power, energy storage, environmental, energy efficiency and transportation.


From 2015 to 2018,  Mr. Deutch was Partner, COO, and President of Social Capital, a $1.8 billion Silicon Valley-based investment firm, where he helped launch SC Public Equity Partners and Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. (NYSE:IPOA). From 1997 to 2004, he was Managing Director at Perseus, L.L.C., where he led or co-led the firm’s energy investing activities and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. At Perseus, Mr. Deutch helped launch Perseus CDO I Limited, Perseus Acquisition-Recapitalization Fund, and Perseus-Soros Biopharmaceutical Fund, L.P. From 1986 to 1988, he was a financial analyst in the Mergers & Acquisition Department of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. 


Mr. Deutch is a board member of Form Energy Inc., Voltus Inc., Community Energy Inc., TPI Composites Inc. (NASDAQ:TPIC) and Switchback II Corporation (NYSE: SWBK-UN).  He is a former board member of, among other companies, American Wind Capital, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI), and SatCon Technologies. He is a member of the External Advisory Board of the MIT Future of Storage Study, the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Board of Trustees of the Menlo School. He previously served on the Boards of the International Center for Women, the Washington Performing Arts Society and Capital for Children.


Mr. Deutch holds a J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee