a team of

industry leading experts

Accelerate is led by an accomplished team of industry experts and executives with notable experience at top financial institutions, prominent E&Ps and successful startups. This expertise leads to Accelerate being the industry's top choice for non-operated and mineral interest partnerships. Our team knows how to execute above and below the surface. 

Our Team is

building the future of energy

“Our passion and entrepreneurial spirit drive us to aggressively seek out the nation’s very best assets as we continue to break barriers in the energy space. Tactical patience, acquisition velocity, and constant iteration are the pillars our platform is built on. And the foundation of that platform is our people."

– Brennan Potts, Founder + CEO

backed by strong

executive leadership

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    Brennan Potts


    As Founder and CEO, Brennan is responsible for creating the company’s vision, executing strategy, and managing strategic relationships. He has an exceptional track record as an entrepreneur of building companies and acquiring quality assets with previous oil and gas companies Titanium and Valor. He is a graduate of Baylor University.

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    Patrick George


    As a Co-Founder of Accelerate, Patrick leads internal operations, acquisitions, and strategy execution. Previously he was a Principal for Energy Spectrum Advisors and is a decorated Marine Corps Major serving two tours in Operation Enduring Freedom. He graduated from UT-Austin and holds an MBA from Cornell.

  • Greg Butler


    Greg leads Accelerate’s corporate finance efforts, including acquisition evaluations, portfolio management and capital forecasting. Prior to Accelerate, Greg was an investment professional at Pine Brook Partners and began his career at Simmons & Company. He graduated from Boston College.

  • Larry Helm

    Senior Advisor

    Larry brings 45 years of experience in banking and E&P, most recently serving in senior leadership roles at Halcon Resources, Petrohawk, and Bank One. Larry is currently Chairman of Texas Capital Bank. He is a graduate of Trinity University and University of North Texas.

  • David Latham

    General Counsel

    Prior to joining Accelerate, David practiced law at Vinson & Elkins, Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis, advising energy companies in corporate finance and M&A transactions. He received a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and a JD from SMU Dedman School of Law.

  • John D. Crocker Jr.

    VP Land

    Before joining Accelerate, John served as a Senior Staff Landman at Dale Operating Company, where he managed non-operated and mineral interests in the Permian, Anadarko, Williston and Appalachian Basins. He graduated from UT-Dallas with a degree in Finance.

  • Charlie Johns

    VP Business Development

    Charlie leads the business development team and sourcing efforts for Accelerate. Prior to joining Accelerate, Charlie managed DrillingInfo's Permian Basin portfolio and helped open their Dallas office starting in 2007. He graduated from UT-Austin with a degree in Communication.

  • Isaiah Cisneroz

    VP Information Systems

    Isaiah leads the technology, data analytics, and geospatial efforts for Accelerate. Previously he spent five years at ConocoPhillips focusing on geological data integrity and corporate IT projects. He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Management Information Systems.