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Eric Scheyer

Head of Energy and Infrastructure

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  • Head of Magnetar Capital's Energy and Infrastructure Group since 2005
  • 20+ years of investment experience
  • Member of Management Committee and chair of Energy Investment Committee

Eric Scheyer is the head of Magnetar Capital’s Energy and Infrastructure Group which is primarily focused on energy infrastructure and renewables. He is also a member of the firm’s Management and Investment committees.

Additionally, Eric formerly served as CEO and Director of both Star Peak Energy Transition Corp. and Star Peak Corp II, public entities that focused on sustainability and emissions reduction. The former merged with Stem, Inc., creating the first pure-play smart energy storage company to go public in the U.S. The latter merged with Benson Hill, a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants.

Eric has 20+ years of investment experience. Prior to joining Magnetar at its inception in 2005, Eric spent two years as a consultant at Caxton Associates. He began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette focusing on the oil and gas sector.

Previously, he served on the board of managers of Lightfoot Capital Partners GP LLC and the board of directors of Arc Logistics Partners LP, an independent energy logistics service provider that operates crude oil and refined product storage terminals.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.


Trinity College
Bachelor of Arts, History


  • Chair, Energy Investment Committee
  • Member, Management Committee
  • Former CEO and Director, Star Peak Energy Transition Corp. & Star Peak Corp II

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