Prior to joining Donovan Ventures as a Managing Director, Mr. Jacobs served as the founder and managing member of HMJ Energy, LLC, an energy advisory and business consulting firm located in Houston, TX. Mr. Jacobs brings over 20 years of domestic and international energy and corporate finance expertise having served as the CFO of two public companies, Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: YUMA) and Houston American Energy (NYSE American: HUSA), as a Senior Vice President of Investment Banking at Sanders Morris Harris, as well as the experience he gained in private equity and public accounting while working at Duke Capital Partners and Deloitte.
In his career Mr. Jacobs has been involved in over 50 transactions totaling in excess of $3.5 billion. His transaction experience includes M&A, equity financings (IPOs, PIPEs, Registered Directs, ATMs, Convertible Preferred and Private Placement transactions), reverse mergers, debt placement, sell-side and buy-side (both as an advisor and principal), joint ventures, fairness opinions and valuation work.
Mr. Jacobs graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin – The Red McCombs School of Business with a Masters in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business administration and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.