Ms. Grider joined Tailwater Capital in May 2018 to lead the firm’s fundraising and investor relations, marketing and public relations activities. Prior to joining Tailwater, Ms. Grider was the Director of Investor Relations at NGP, where she led fundraises for both energy and agribusiness funds and worked closely with limited partners and investment consultants. Prior to NGP, Ms. Grider managed corporate development and distribution for Sterling Stamos Capital Management, an alternative investment firm based in Menlo Park, California. She started her career with five years of investment banking with Citigroup and Wachovia Securities, focused on M&A and capital raising transactions across various industries. Ms. Grider earned her B.A. in International Commerce from Vanderbilt University.
Ms. Grider is a longtime supporter of cultivating opportunities for women in energy and finance. She has served on the national board of directors of the philanthropic arm of the Women’s Energy Network (“WEN”), the WEN Foundation, and has served WEN on a local level as both a board member and an Advisory Council member of the North Texas Chapter. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Kayo Women’s Energy & Energy Transition Summits, which promotes opportunities for women in energy investment and finance.