Our Acquisitions Team
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Simon is the latest addition to the Tower Rock Acquisition team. He may be new to the oil and gas industry, but Simon’s tenacity and willingness to learn is second to none. With multiple years of sales experience in the Auto and Real Estate industry, Simon has a keen interest in finding solutions to his customers problems and needs. Outside of work, he enjoys camping with his family, exploring the outdoor world in his Jeep, and taking care of his beautiful wife and daughter.
A midwestern kid by heart who was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Jake’s oil and gas career began when he attended The University of Tulsa where he earned his Energy Management Degree while playing soccer. After graduating, Jake’s first job was with Chevron where he gained valuable Operator experience and focused on core drilling and development in some of the country’s most challenging fields. After identifying opportunities for improvement in both the Land and Acquisition space, Jake moved to Austin, TX and has been involved in helping mineral owners understand their assets and technologically advancing the transactions sector to provide transparency in the selling process. With the approach of honesty and data first, Jake has helped over 330 mineral owners obtain over $100MM in value for their assets. If you are ever in Austin, chances are you can find Jake at one of the many swimming holes around the city, or at the closest establishment that serves a Ranch Water.
VP, Business Development
Brandon brings 13 years of experience in all facets of the upstream oil and gas industry. He cut his teeth working as a field Landman where he was tasked with buying leases for exploration and production (E&P) companies. He later joined an E&P company’s high-powered BD Team, responsible for making 3 acquisitions totaling around $700MM that were the springboard for the company’s 2014 IPO. Brandon believes that the most valuable asset a person can have is a great reputation, and he works extremely hard establishing and keeping solid relationships. He is an active member of several respected and prestigious industry organizations such as ADAM Houston, AAPL, APLA, IPAA, TIPRO, HAPL, etc. Brandon truly enjoys finding value where others do not. He has a BS in Corporate Communications & MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.