Patrick Griffin is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, where his studies are focused on investing within the natural resources and power sectors.

Prior to attending CBS, Patrick spent the summer interning at private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in Short Hills, NJ. Before moving to New York, he was the Senior Commodity Analyst at Continental Resources, an independent exploration and production company producing over 250 thousand BOE per day from operations in North Dakota and Oklahoma. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Patrick regularly advised the Executive Committee on commodity markets and hedging strategy. In addition to his Marketing responsibilities, he played a lead role in the development of a 100 thousand BPD gathering system for Continental’s oil production in the SCOOP play of Oklahoma. In support of the company’s successful efforts to overturn the nation’s 40-year ban on crude oil exports, Patrick met with members of the U.S. Department of Commerce, drafted white papers and written remarks for congressional hearings, as well as prepared and accompanied Continental’s CEO, Harold Hamm, on media tours. Patrick began his career in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he structured interest rate hedging portfolios for corporate defined benefit pension plans.

Patrick graduated from Harvard College with High Honors in Economics, focusing on corporate governance and shareholder activism. A native of Oklahoma City, he is an avid fan of Thunder basketball and Sooners football. He enjoys golf, tennis, and travel with his wife, Stephanie, CBS ’14. Patrick is a CFA Charterholder.