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. Her prior work experience includes five years in 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 the energy industry through her affiliation with the Women’s Energy Network (“WEN”). She currently serves on the national Board of Directors of the organization’s philanthropic arm, the WEN Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Council of the North Texas WEN Chapter. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Kayo Women’s Energy Summit, an annual event that supports mentorship and growth for women in energy investment and finance.