Partner & Managing Director
LandTel Communications (Investor, Energy Services). Sold to RigNet.
Aquatica (Investor, Energy Services). Sold to Cal Dive.
Cadence Holdings (Investor, Consumer Financial Services). Backed by public bank holding company, sold to franchisor. Served as President, National Franchise Board.
Cadence Communications (Investor, Mobile Telecommunications) Bought wireless tower portfolio from AT&T Wireless and sold to private buyer.
SF Terminal Holdings (Investor, Energy Services)
Carolina Polymers (Investor, Specialty Chemicals). Abandoned founding LLC interest after failed attempt to convert polymer plant to biodiesel production.
Intevras Technologies (Investor, Energy Services/Water Technology). Sold to public company acquiror.
Petros Partners (Investor, Structured Finance for Insurance Companies). Structured founding sponsorship investment, remaining ownership in select Petros mezzanine debt funds.
EnerSciences Holdings (Investor, Energy Services/Technology). Orderly liquidation by Wells Fargo during 2015 oil & gas downcycle.
Petros PACE Finance (Investor, Clean Energy Bonds). Sold founding interest to AROD Corporation.
Chem Advances (Investor, Industrial Tech)
Capturos Energy (Investor, Energy Technology)
Lighthouse Harvest (Investor, Agriculture/Permanent crop farms)
Field Sciences (Investor, Ag Technology)
Aesthetic Ventures (Investor, Fashion Tech Services)
Companos Resources (Investor, Biomaterials). Structured founding sponsorship investment, exited at completion of Arbor Chemicals financing.
PetPlate (Investor, Pet food)
Tenant Cloud (Investor/Independent Director, Management Software for Rental Properties).
Arbor Chemicals (Investor, Biomaterials). Completed private equity growth financing, sold founding interest.
Halide Holdings (Investor, Specialty Chemicals). Acquired business segment.
Ben brings 25 years of entrepreneurial and transactional experience founding, operating, selling, and advising companies. His contacts span the capital spectrum, from family offices to private equity funds, private credit to traditional lenders. He was previously a Managing Director at Westlake Securities from 2007 to 2018. Ben holds a BBA, M.S.Economics, and JD from Baylor University. He serves on Baylor’s Leadership Council and Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board and recently completed serving as the 2017-2019 General Chairman of the PGA Tour’s Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.
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