Erik Dybesland co-founded BlackGold Capital Management LP in 2006 and is a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, sharing in all investment decisions and the day-to-day management of BlackGold. Mr. Dybesland serves on the Investment, Risk Management, and Valuation Committees. He has over 24 years of energy high yield, distressed, and equity experience. Mr. Dybesland was ranked the #1 High Yield Energy Research Analyst 8 of 9 successive years by Institutional Investor. Prior to BlackGold, he was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for analysis and proprietary energy investments. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and a Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. Mr. Dybesland previously worked for Bankers Trust Securities and Howard Weil as an Oil Service Equity Analyst. Mr. Dybesland graduated from Tulane University with a BSM concentrating in Finance.