Meet Your Team
Oscar has been in the business of buying and selling minerals since 1999, including 4,000+ transactions totaling over $120MM. He was instrumental in leading his previous organization to success and building a $150MM+ mineral and royalty portfolio. His background and experience is in all facets of the mineral and royalty acquisition process including direct-mail marketing, property valuation, and negotiations. Oscar has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves spending time with his family and is passionate about his work as a board member of the HeartGift Foundation, which provides life-saving surgery and medical services for children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) living in countries where specialized medical treatment is scarce or nonexistent.
Oscar Torres, CEO
Tim brings 14 years of expertise managing large technology programs and streamlining operations for clients in the Energy and Financial Service markets. Prior to Tower Rock Oil & Gas, Tim was a Senior Manager for Accenture, the world’s largest information technology consulting firm. He has built out a scalable infrastructure for Tower Rock Oil & Gas, leveraging his experience with cloud platforms, custom development, data (conversions, ETL, data visualization, etc.), and process automation. Tim is passionate about taking advantage of the latest technology and streamlining processes to make operations easier, faster, cheaper, and better. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tim Holland, COO
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.
Brandon Guidry, VP, Business Development
Whether he was opening gates for South Texas well pumpers, negotiating surface use for start-up wildcatters, or finding the key document that brings clarity to a long chain of mineral ownership, Will has always understood that the foundation of the oil and gas industry revolves around two things: people and land. Through his early career as a landman and entrepreneur, Will developed the skills he used to co-found a mineral acquisition company in 2014. After watching Tower Rock’s growth for several years, Will came on board in 2016 and brought his mindset of people-oriented problem solving to Tower Rock. Will has a BA in Business Marketing from the University of Mississippi. He loves camping with his family, listening to economics podcasts, and being involved in his Austin community.
Will Jones, Acquisitions Manager
Nick is the latest addition to Tower Rock's esteemed Acquisitions Team. Nick has Oil & Gas in his blood, as his father ran a small E&P with properties out of the Powder River Basin and Wind River Basin in Wyoming. He learned about the world of minerals through his father's business and brings an abundance of customer service to Tower Rock as evident through our client reviews. Nick currently possesses a BS in Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Nick is passionate about sports and enjoys a game (or several) of table tennis most days of the week.