Mark Florian

Mark Florian

Head of Global Energy and Power

Mark Florian leads the Global Energy & Power Infrastructure team at BlackRock, which currently manages over $8 billion for investment in the power, midstream, utility and other areas in the energy sector across three long term funds. The team completed its fundraising for a third $5.1 billion fund in April 2020. The team has created over 35 portfolio companies for the Funds and is actively investing globally. BlackRock acquired the Funds in 2017, which were created and built at First Reserve, a private equity firm that has been investing in exclusively in the energy sector since 1983.

 

Mr. Florian started the Energy and Power Infrastructure business at First Reserve in 2008. The team now includes about 35 investment professionals and is located in Greenwich Connecticut, London and Houston. The Team expects to open an office in the Asia-Pacific region in 2020. Prior to First Reserve, Mr. Florian had a 23-year career at Goldman Sachs. He was a Partner at this Firm, and worked across many areas including corporate investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and public finance in his career there. His last position at Goldman was as the COO of the Public Sector and Infrastructure Department, managing the infrastructure investment banking business which included about 150 people, and a member of the investment committee for Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners.

 

Mr. Florian has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, magna cum laude, majoring in Computer Science and Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago in Finance.