Founder and CEO, Raisa Energy
Luis Rodriguez founded and leads Raisa Energy as its CEO. Raisa is based in Denver and Cairo (Egypt), growing its team in Colorado to 25+ personnel in the last year. Through his leadership, Raisa has integrated a diverse set of talent from across the globe, into a collaborative culture energized by its mission to “Value Risk in Real Time”, articulating a powerful combination of technical proficiency, data analytics and finance.
Mr. Rodriguez has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela. He began his career at Exxon Mobil, Venezuela. He spent 2 years working on standardization of production allocation data from wellhead to downstream. In 2005 he joined Schlumberger Well Services North America as a Fracture Stimulation Engineer leading to on the ground exposure to most of North American unconventional plays in his 6 years with the company. Escalating in responsibilities Mr. Rodriguez managed a Fracture Stimulation district of over 80 employees through the downturn as well as leading the development and implementation of the reliability efforts of Schlumberger’s HQ Transformation initiative. In 2011 He left for his MBA at Stanford GSB, interning over the summer as an Associate at TPH. After Stanford, Mr. Rodriguez lead the business development efforts for Brigham Minerals, LLC focusing primarily on engineering evaluation, financial valuation and deal flow optimization, investing more than $100MM over 500 separate transactions. In October of 2014 he formed Raisa Energy LLC and went on to raise $11.4MM of private capital for Raisa I LLC to pursue Non-Operated working interest in the DJ Basin. Raisa I LLC was successfully exited in April of 2016 into Raisa II LLC with a renewed commitment of $200MM from Encap Investments in order to broaden the strategy to the L48 and add Mineral acquisitions to the portfolio.
Culture is central to Raisa’s vision of “Shifting Energy Paradigms”. Starting with an ethos of Radical Candor that respects and empowers each member, both as an individual and a team player, enabling them to reach their full potential within and beyond Raisa. Luis is committed to expand Raisa´s influence for all stakeholders by defying conventional wisdom through relentless innovation.