Richard A. DiClaudio, a member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Saint Vincent Seminary Education Fund Dinner, Thursday, April 9. He is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Blue Tip Energy Management, LLC.
DiClaudio has 30 years business management and leadership experience, the last 23 years in all phases of private equity investing, focused primarily in the energy industry. As chief executive officer, his responsibilities include overseeing all phases of portfolio development and management, and investor relations. He also helps to direct the business development and finance/treasury functions at the Fund. Prior to co-founding Blue Tip Energy, he worked for 17 years for The Hillman Company, a high net-worth single family office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s most active private-equity investors since the 1970s. During his last five years with that group, he was the senior officer and a board member of its diversified energy portfolio holding company.
Over the last 15 years, he has managed 22 energy investments, achieving a strong track record of value creation in several strategies. He has extensive experience in energy investment and portfolio management, due diligence, business development, negotiating and structuring investment transactions, turn-around and work-out experience, operations management, and building successful operating groups.
He has served and currently serves on several boards and advisory boards, including Amylex Corporation, Applied Carbon Corporation, as president of Legatus, on the national board of Silver Ring Thing, as president of the Riverview School District, Oso Oil & Gas Properties, Inc., Freedom Energy, Inc., Production Access Corporation, Hillman Energy Group, Inc., Protechnics Corporation, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Emerald Land Company, Broughton Operating Corporation, Duquesne University School of Business Management, Amachi Pittsburgh, the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents and Saint Vincent College Board of Directors.
He is a frequent guest lecturer, keynote speaker and panel member throughout the United States on private equity investing, energy investing and U.S. energy security, including lectures at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz Graduate School of Public Policy, Dow Jones Investor, National Private Equity Conferences, National Hedge Fund Conferences and others.
DiClaudio received a bachelor of science degree in finance and economics from Saint Vincent College and has earned 64 graduate credits in business studies at Duquesne University and Baldwin Wallace University.
He has been married to Carole, a 1981 graduate of Seton Hill University, for 29 years, and they have two children. He is also active with several Catholic and Christian apostolates.