Robert (“Bob”) L. Gold has been a Senior Executive of Ridgewood Energy since 1987, the CEO of Ridgewood Capital Corp. since 1998 and has been active in the acquisitions and private equity arena since the mid-1980s. At Ridgewood, Mr. Gold is part of the senior leadership team in businesses that focus on investments in the energy industry. Bob is the Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Creative Problem Solving, an educational program for Gifted Math Students and serves on the Board of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Bob is also a Board member of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art where he chairs the Finance and Investment Committees. Bob is a co-founder of the Thought Into Action Institute at Colgate University, a program for college entrepreneurs where Bob teaches entrepreneurship and mentors college entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Ridgewood, Bob was a corporate attorney at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and a Law Clerk for Federal Judge Charles P. Sifton. Bob earned his B.A. from Colgate University and received his J.D. from New York University Law School. Bob is the father of 5 children.