Mr. Donovan founded Donovan Ventures’ in 2007 to provide private equity and advisory services to energy entrepreneurs. Since inception, the firm has invested in 14 distinct energy companies and has advised on over $1.4 billion of advisory transactions.
Prior to forming Donovan Ventures, Mr. Donovan spent five years at Quantum Energy Partners. Mr. Donovan joined Quantum during their second fund which targeted $25 – $50 million investments in the upstream and midstream energy sectors. Mr. Donovan actively participated in the firm’s investment activities and supported the firm’s growth as an associate and vice president from $300 million to over $3 billion in assets under management at which time he left to form Donovan Ventures.
Mr. Donovan began his career in 2000 as an analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (since acquired by Credit Suisse) where he focused on structured financings in the firm’s energy investment banking group in Houston. Mr. Donovan holds a B.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Texas.