Steven R. Ganss
Prior to co-founding ReignRock Capital Partners, LLC, Steve worked as the CFO of Athas Healthcare, a company he co-founded in 2009. Athas Health is devoted to helping individuals in chronic pain find meaningful relief. Through its wholly-owned brands, North American Spine & Migraine Treatment Centers of America, Athas provides its patients with the least invasive surgical options for patients suffering from chronic spine and migraine issues. In his role as CFO, Steve oversaw the company’s financial and operational development from 8 employees with no revenues to more than 100 employees at the time of its sale to Nobilis Health Corp. (ticker: HLTH) in December of 2014.
Prior to that, Steve worked as an investment banker for Frost Securities, Inc. where he lead-managed deal teams raising all forms of senior debt, mezzanine and equity capital. Steve’s M&A experience focused on raising growth capital as well as structuring sell-side divestitures and recapitalizations, primarily for family-owned businesses. Steve has consulted clients’ Board of Directors on strategic advisory / alternatives analysis as well as broad corporate strategy. His board level representation included three years with Water Providers, Ltd., a water-transfer business servicing the energy sector. His tenure at Water Providers culminated in the sale of the business in 2011.
Previously, Steve worked as a financial analyst for Wasserstein Perella & Co., a boutique M&A buyout firm where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating actionable M&A opportunities as well as evaluating and modeling hostile defense advisory alternatives for the firm’s clients. In addition, Steve worked for KPMG Peat Marwick’s Corporate Finance consulting unit.
Steve holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University. Steve is a 2013 Stagen ILP graduate as well as a 1996 NOLS graduate. His personal interests include spending time with his family, travel, the outdoors and partnering with e3 partners and Dallas Theological Seminary on various initiatives.
Douglas H. Kramp
Doug has over 30 years of experience starting, leading and raising capital for businesses in a variety of industries including specialty retail, distribution, telecommunications, internet security, software and business services. Prior to co-founding ReignRock Capital Partners, LLC, Doug worked at Fossil for ten years as Senior VP, Special Markets, Digital Direct and Marketing. In that role, he managed 19 unique P&L’s including Global Marketing and Digital, Specialty Stores, Travel Retail, Mass Markets, Store Merchandising, Corporate Markets, Relic Watches, Private Label and Customer Service. Prior to his tenure at Fossil, Doug was the Chief Executive Officer of Zixmail.com, an internet security company that was a subsidiary of ZixIt Corporation.
Before ZixIt, Doug was part of the Office-of-the-President at PageMart Wireless, where he was responsible for the company’s four revenue-producing business units, 1,300 employees and revenues in excess of $300M. He and two other executives were responsible for taking PageMart public. Doug also started a software company and sold it to Oracle earlier in his career.
Doug graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Beyond his business pursuits, Doug co-authored the best-selling book, Living With the End in Mind. He is a top rated lecturer at Young President Organization conferences and other venues throughout the world. In addition to appearing on local and national television and radio programs, Doug was ranked by Oprah as one of her top 20 all-time favorite guests. His outside interests include international mission trips, wildlife photography, fishing and hunting.
Robert D. Richardson
An entrepreneur at heart, Rob has been actively investing in the oil & gas and real estate sectors since 1988. He is currently a Managing Partner in both ReignRock Capital Partners, LLC and its affiliate, Sovereign Resources LLC.
Rob began his career in real estate development in Raleigh, NC with The Davidson and Jones Company where he rose quickly through the ranks and was appointed to the position of Development Manager, the youngest in the company’s history. Subsequently, he was promoted to Director of Retail Development for the Florida Division and headed the Orlando office. In 1990, he relocated to Dallas to pursue an M.B.A. at Southern Methodist University. While in graduate school, Rob worked for Kavanaugh Securities as an Investment Analyst and later as a Due Diligence Officer. Rob specialized in the review and analysis of limited partnerships, particularly real estate and oil & gas related transactions.
At Kavanaugh, Rob’s entrepreneurial spirit was sparked due to his exposure to numerous distressed-seller opportunities following the 1980’s debacle in the real estate and oil & gas sectors. In 1992, he and a partner formed A&R Royalties, an oil & gas investment company which acquired multiple properties throughout the southwest. Following the success of A&R, he formed Regent Asset Management and then several additional entities under the Regent banner to focus on acquiring and developing real estate assets. Since that time, the Regent companies have participated in over one hundred transactions valued in excess of $200MM.
In 2011, Rob was approached by Sovereign Resources, headed by his longtime mentor Fred Sewell, to work on a short-term oil & gas acquisition project. After its completion, Rob began directing Sovereign’s financing and acquisition activities including projects in the Permian Basin, California and Louisiana. This lead to him joining Sovereign as a Partner and he now oversees all acquisition, divestiture and syndication activities. Since joining the firm, Sovereign has closed in excess of $300MM in transactions.
With the desire to add private equity to their existing real estate and energy investment platforms, Rob and his partners formed ReignRock Capital Partners, LLC in 2016. Rob serves as a Managing Partner and contributes extensive due diligence, acquisition, deal-structuring and financial experience to the firm.
Rob received his B.B.A. from Baylor University with concentrations in Finance, Real Estate and Computer Information Systems in addition to an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 grown children, traveling and giving back to his church and community. He has served on the BBVA Compass Dallas Advisory Board, is past President of the Board of Trustees for Providence Christian School of Texas and currently is a member of the Kids Across America Board of Trustees. In his spare time, he is an aspiring chef in addition to a would-be architect who enjoys construction, landscaping and housing projects.
Fred brings extensive experience in the oil and gas industry to ReignRock Capital Partners, LLC and Sovereign Resources LLC, its affiliated exploration and production company. He was the co-founder of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (“NSAI”), a worldwide oil and gas consulting firm, where he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2007.
Fred has over 50 years of experience as a petroleum engineer commencing when he joined Humble Oil and Refining Company (which became Exxon USA) and served at several levels in the district, regional and headquarters offices. Fred then joined a Dallas independent exploration company as Vice President, Engineering with responsibilities including drilling and acquisitions. In 1971, he joined Clarence Netherland as a partner and they formed NSAI.
During his career with NSAI, Fred established relationships with many of the leading energy firms in the United States and gained extensive knowledge of domestic and international oil and gas operations. He managed the growth of NSAI into one of the most respected worldwide upstream petroleum consulting organizations in the world. Fred has expertise and extensive knowledge of petroleum engineering, the geology of North American oil and gas basins and the estimation of oil and gas reserves.
In addition to serving as a partner in ReignRock, Fred is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Resources LLC. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Fred enjoys spending time with his extended family including eleven grandchildren in addition to serving on multiple boards including Comstock Resources Inc., the Dallas Theological Seminary Foundation and the Luis Palau Association.