(Press Release) Accelerate, a forward-thinking investment platform powering the new economy, announced today that Brandon O’Gara has joined the company’s executive team as a partner and chief financial officer.
In this role, Mr. O’Gara will be responsible for building and managing a scalable, world-class investment and acquisition platform across Accelerate’s verticals: natural resources and sustainable and digital infrastructure.
“Brandon knows our industry well and has a proven track record of raising and deploying capital,” said Brennan Potts, founder and CEO of Accelerate. “We’re excited to have his expertise to help enhance and grow our ability to support a secure and sustainable future through our real property investments.”
Mr. O’Gara comes to Accelerate from Echo Investment Capital, where he was part of a team that built the organization from a start-up into an institutional-level asset manager. During his tenure, he helped raise and deploy more than $1 billion of capital and managed over 5,500 transactions across more than 110,000 acres of oil and gas real property rights.
Previously he worked with Greenwich, Conn.-based Wexford Capital, where he analyzed public and private investments, identified market opportunities, and worked alongside executive management teams within Wexford’s private equity energy portfolio.
Mr. O’Gara is based at Accelerate’s Plano, Texas headquarters.