Richard J. Duszynski, Vice President

Rick Duszynski has in excess of 30 years of professional experience in the energy marketplace, including business operations, mergers and acquisitions, and investment portfolio management.
Prior to joining Downstream Advisors, Rick served the private equity investment community as an energy industry subject matter expert and investment advisor as well as the Managing Director of a private hedge fund focused on midstream sector investments. Prior to this, Rick spent 22 years as an operating executive in industry, including senior executive positions with Basis Petroleum Company, Duke Energy Power Services, Atlanta Gas Light Company, and Sequent Energy Management.
Rick holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Work History
Downstream Advisors - North American Lead 2015 - Present
Mergent Energy Group, Ltd – General Partner 2003 - 2015
AGL Resources, Inc. – Senior Vice President 2000 - 2003
    President, Sequent Diversified Business Group  
    President, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 2 years  
Duke Energy Power Services – EVP, Western Region 1997 - 2000
Basis Petroleum Inc. / PHIBRO Energy 1985 - 1997
    Senior Vice President – Refining, 3 years  
    Sr. VP – Planning & Business Development, 2 years  
    VP – Planning & Business Development, 6 years  
    Manager – Economics & Planning, 2 years  
Conoco, Conoco Chemicals & DuPont 1981 - 1985
    Engineer, Energy, Feedstocks and Planning Coordinator  
Education

MBA, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana - 1981

B.S. Chemical & Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado - 1979

Professional Organizations

Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Chemical Society