Bryant Patton is Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and one of the original founding partners of Vaquero. He has over 45 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including 20 years as a principal in two oil and gas exploration and production companies, eight years as an institutional portfolio investment manager, and ten years providing value-added management extension and capital formation strategy to upstream and midstream energy companies. Bryant has participated in hundreds of transactions and has established relationships with industry players, capital providers, investment bankers, lawyers, and third-party support professionals. Bryant majored in accounting at Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Prior to his effort at Vaquero, through Brycap Investments, he worked with TEAK Midstream, Crosstex Energy, Oakspring Energy, LLC, Vendera Resources, Abraxas Petroleum, Camden Resources, Cinco Resources, and Primexx Energy Partners. Previously, Bryant was Senior Vice President of Associated Energy Managers, managing two funds for The Common Fund and EIF, L.P.
Bryant has been deeply involved in the industry, serving as Regional Director of the IPAA, past President of the Dallas Petroleum Club, past Chairman of the Dallas Wildcat Committee, and various energy company boards. Bryant was 2021 Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and the Cotton Bowl Foundation. Bryant and his wife of 40 years, Darlene, live in Dallas.