Prior to joining Donovan Ventures, Mr. Holton served as the Founder and CEO of Omega Sands LLC (a portfolio company of Energy Founders Fund, LP) from 2017 through 2019. Omega Sands is developing a greenfield frac sand mine located in the STACK play in Oklahoma.
Prior to Omega Sands, Mr. Holton spent 12 years as an investment banker and held various roles in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division, including running coverage of the U.S. refining, marketing and logistics sectors (2014 – 2017), helping rebuild the Asia-Pacific energy team in Hong Kong (2011 – 2014), executing various capital markets and M&A transactions across the energy sector from the Houston based natural resources group (2017 – 2011) and working as a member of the New York based financial sponsors group, where he worked on leveraged buy-out and sell-side transactions for private equity firms.
Mr. Holton started his investment banking career at JPMorgan in 2005, where he also focused on financing and M&A transactions for private equity firms.
Throughout his investment banking career, Mr. Holton has executed over 50 capital markets and M&A transactions in the U.S. and Asia.
Prior to investment banking, Mr. Holton held positions in treasury and FP&A for companies in the retail and technology sectors.
Mr. Holton holds a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.