A.V. co-founded Quantum in 1998 and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He serves as an ambassador for Quantum in the energy community and provides a sounding board for Quantum’s investment team to discuss technical, operational and strategic issues.
Prior to co-founding Quantum, A.V. made a number of successful private equity investments in the energy industry, including EnerVest, Ltd., Globex Energy, Inc., JM Petroleum Corporation, Taurus Energy Corp. and BC Development, LP. Additionally, he has decades of experience owning and operating his own exploration and production companies, including Jones Company, Ltd., JHJ Exploration, Ltd., and Van Operating, Ltd. A.V. currently serves in a number of leadership positions within the energy industry. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council (appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy) and a former Director of the American Petroleum Institute. He is also former Chairman and Treasurer of the IPAA and a former President of the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association. A.V. holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.