Executive Chairman, Founding Partner
Prior to the formation of Next Wave in 2014, Mr. Diamond spent 15 years with Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) and its predecessors in positions of increasing responsibility, including the last seven years serving as Vice President. His experience at Plains spanned the areas of strategic planning, capital markets, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development. He led the execution of more than 25 public and private equity capital markets transactions for gross proceeds of more than $6.3 billion, including the initial public offerings of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings, L.P.
Prior to joining the Plains organization, Mr. Diamond spent five years as an investment banker in the Global Energy Group of Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, where he was involved in all facets of the energy sector, with a particular emphasis on master limited partnerships (MLPs) including the initial public offering of PAA in 1998. He served on the board of directors of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Diamond was inducted into the Alerian Master Limited Partnership Hall of Fame in 2017.
Mr. Diamond earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and quantitative studies from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He lives in Kingwood, Texas, where he previously served on the boards of directors of St. Martha Catholic School and Hopeful Hearts Ministry.