Michael Watzky

Michael Watzky

Managing Partner

Mr. Watzky is a founder and Managing Partner of BP Energy Partners and its affiliates. He is based in New Jersey.

Mr. Watzky has over 20 years of private equity experience in energy sector investments including power, natural gas, energy efficiency and low carbon technologies. As a Managing Partner of BP Energy Partners, Mr. Watzky is responsible for co-managing investment activities of BP Energy Partners and its affiliates, including deal sourcing, leading negotiations, structuring and executing transactions, and working closely with management teams while serving as a board member of portfolio companies.

Prior to founding BP Energy Partners, from 2002 through September 2012, Mr. Watzky was a Partner at MatlinPatterson, a private equity investment firm. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Watzky was a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Prior to CSFB, he was a Partner at the Serfimex Group in Mexico City. He began his career as a CPA at KPMG.

Mr. Watzky currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mesa Natural Gas Solutions, a leader in sustainable distributed power and microgrid technologies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lifteck International, a manufacturer and installer of mechanical downhole pumps for the oil and gas industry; Catalyst Power, a sustainable integrated retail energy and distributed energy solutions provider; Leading Edge Power, a provider of lower emission distributed electric generation equipment and services for peak-shaving; and Encino Environmental Services, an environmental consulting firm for emissions testing, leak detection and repair and continuous emission monitoring systems.

He received a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York - Albany in Albany, New York.