NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University has named Michael E. McMahon of Saunderstown, R.I., to its board of trustees.
Partner and co-founder of the New York City-based private equity firm Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC, McMahon is managing director of the firm's investment activities in the energy sector.
Prior to founding Pine Brook, McMahon served as executive counselor to Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri on economic growth and community development.
Before entering public service, McMahon spent 32 years in finance as a venture capitalist. He founded RockPort Capital Partners in Boston and was a partner in the Aeneas Group, the private equity investment arm of Harvard University's endowment. As an investment banker, he headed the global energy investment banking groups at Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers. McMahon began his career on Wall Street at JP Morgan.
The author of various articles on investments, McMahon's recent credits include a Washington Times Nov. 24, 2011 article, "Tapping into the spirit of Col. Drake: Energy pioneer's legacy still holds great promise for U.S. prosperity," and "U.S. Energy Independence - So Close, Yet So Far," featured in the July 25, 2011 issue of Forbes.
Currently a director of Big Picture Company, a non-profit organization focused on charter schools throughout the United States, McMahon is also a director at Stonegate Production Company. He is also treasurer of Stardust Foundation Inc., created to promote education, animal advocacy and garden conservancy.
Formerly a director of both Bancorp Rhode Island and Global Oilfield Services, McMahon has served on the boards of six public energy companies: Marine Drilling Companies, Numar Corporation, Spinnaker Exploration Company, Transocean, TPC Corp., and Triton Energy.
A graduate of Brown University, McMahon was also a member of the Program for Management Development, PMD 33, at the Harvard University Business School.