Investing in the shale revolution

Our Firm

Ridgetop Capital is an energy and real estate investment firm.
The firm manages a variety of investments directly and indirectly connected with the development of the Marcellus and the Utica formations.


Ridgetop Capital is a direct principal investor focused on honest, locally-driven origination with institutional investment parameters. The partners' extensive energy, real estate, and capital markets expertise allow for direct and certain execution for partners and counterparties.


  1. Mineral investor in the Appalachian Basin since 2007. Over 30,000 mineral acres acquired and owned in the Appalachian Basin.
  2. Deep relationships with most of the active operators in the market including: Antero, EQT, Chesapeake, AEP, Range Resources, Rice Energy, Statoil, Stone Energy, Noble, CNX, and Southwestern.
  3. Over $130MM invested in the market.
  4. Active in PA, WV, and OH.
  5. PA counties: Washington, Westmoreland, Beaver, Greene
  6. WV counties: Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Wood, Doddridge, Ritchie, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison
  7. OH counties: Jefferson, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Belmont, Monroe, Noble, Washington, Morgan


Ridgetop Services

Ridgetop Energy Services is a service provider to the energy industry focusing on oil and gas, underground hydrocarbon storage, porosity storage, and solution mining. RES provides real service solutions for routine and difficult problems.


Ridgetop Health

Ridgetop Health is a mid- to late-stage private equity platform focused on life science companies, with strong emphasis on digital health, early disease detection diagnostics, and technologies that enable precision medicine.


vision of opportunity

The Shale Revolution has been the most transformative energy phenomenon to hit the United States in a century. The development of shale resources has brought tens of billions in capital investment and has driven a host of area economic opportunities. Ridgetop Capital was formed to invest in this economic boon through a series of investment funds and joint ventures.


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David Oliner


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Ryan Murray

WV Land Specialist

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Jim Byron

PA Land Specialist

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Jacqueline Null


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Zac Watters


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Devon Doran

Closing Coordinator

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Liz Daukas


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Derick Woodard


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James Carney

Asset Management

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Maria Forero

Principal of Ridgetop Health

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Marty Comini

Principal of Ridgetop Services