Leadership

George Wright

CEO, JAG Energy Trading, LLC
President, JAG Energy Holdings, LLC
16300 Katy Freeway, Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77094

George Wright received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University in December 1979. He found employment with Scurlock Oil Company, in 1980, as a crude oil buyer. In 1985, he was promoted to District Manager, and was given responsibilities such as originating crude oil transportation exchanges, as well as other buy/sell exchanges.

Backed by Siemens A.G. of Germany, George and two partners formed GulfMark Energy in 1990. GulfMark bought, sold and traded crude oil.

In 1992, Adam’s Resources & Energy bought out all shareholders of GulfMark Energy, and GulfMark became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adam’s Resources. In 2000, GulfMark entered into a joint venture with Williams Energy, to provide credit and capital, to fund the JV’s efforts in buying, selling and trading in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The JV bought approximately 350,000 bpd at the lease in that year.

In 2002, Mr. Wright left Adam’s Resources in order to start Jag Energy with James R Brann. JAG Energy, Inc., a privately held Texas Corporation, became the first agent/representative for ChevronTexaco Global Trading in 2002. JAG Energy, now JAG Energy USA, Inc., concludes purchases, sales and exchanges for Chevron, for crude oil and condensate at the lease, through the agency agreement. JAG also purchases refined products, natural gasoline, y-grade, and various other petroleum products in it’s own name.


James R. Brann

CEO, JAG Energy Holdings, LLC
President, JAG Energy Trading, LLC
16300 Katy Freeway, Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77094

Jim Brann is a well trusted crude oil trader and marketing analyst with a BS from the University of Kansas. From 1978 to 1980 Jim served as a crude oil lease rep for OKC Corporation of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He brought those skills to Glenrock Petroleum & Refining working as a manager of crude oil trading and refinery supply. There, he was responsible for a $9,000,000 increase in profit. This led to a vice-presidency at Bountiful Corporation of Denver, Colorado from 1982 to 1988 and then Executive Vice President of Crude Marketing and Transportation from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Brann moved from Denver to Lakewood, Colorado as Petro Source Partners crude oil marketing manager in 1990, a position he held until 1995. After leaving Petro Source Partners, he founded JAG Energy, JAG Tanking, and Raineswood Corporation.

Mr. Brann has considerable experience developed over many years in the industry. He has handled pipeline scheduling, hedging techniques for petroleum products, commodities and options marketing, and public relations in all areas of negotiations: banking, contract, leasing, employee relations and construction facilities. He has also coordinated and installed a first purchase program including division orders, trucking, pipeline connections, and terminal operations.


John S. Fitzpatrick

Operating Partner, JAG Energy Holdings, LLC
16300 Katy Freeway, Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77094

John joined JAG Energy Holdings as an Operating Partner in September 2017. Previously, John co-founded and managed Shepherd Oak Partners LLC, a Houston-based search fund dedicated to sourcing and investing in privately-held energy equipment manufacturers and service providers. Prior to co-founding Shepherd Oak Partners, John worked at C&J Energy Services in Houston, where he led the evaluation and execution of acquisitions. His responsibilities included deal origination and structuring, due diligence, and financing for a broad range of services and manufacturing opportunities. John was previously an investment banking associate in the Global Energy Group at Morgan Stanley, where he advised oil and gas companies on financial and strategic matters including mergers, acquisitions, and related financing.

John is a graduate of the University of Texas (MBA) and Washington and Lee University (B.S.).


W. Bryant Patrick

Operating Partner, JAG Energy Holdings, LLC
16300 Katy Freeway, Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77094

Bryant joined JAG Energy Holdings as an Operating Partner in September 2017. Previously, Bryant co-founded and managed Shepherd Oak Partners LLC, a Houston-based search fund dedicated to sourcing and investing in privately-held energy equipment manufacturers and service providers. Prior to co-founding Shepherd Oak Partners, Bryant was a Vice President in Raymond James' Energy Investment Banking Group in Houston. He advised corporate and private equity clients in the energy industry on mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raises, and other strategic transactions throughout energy service and equipment, midstream, and exploration and production. He also served as the Energy Group's Staffer and Head of Recruiting. Additionally, Bryant worked at Cameron International Corporation in their Valves & Measurement division, focusing upon their API 6D gate valve product lines.

Bryant is a graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA) and the University of Alabama (B.S.).