Ryan VailePrincipal - Origination

Ryan leads Phoenician’s work to source potential investments and maintain and extend the external sourcing network, drawing upon his relationships with operators, geologists, engineers, and land men he developed over his career in the oil and gas industry. Ryan is an active member of several state organized independent oil and gas associations where he has developed relationships with fellow oil and gas companies. Ryan manages a team of professionals within his group that are dedicated to assisting Phoenician in sourcing acquisition targets and building a pipeline of opportunities for the fund.

Prior to joining Phoenician, Ryan was Managing Principal of Marathon Financial Group, LLC. (“MFG”), where he specialized in advising companies, individuals and family offices interested in alternative investments in the energy sector. MFG is a FINRA registered broker/dealer and has been active in oil and gas through principal investment, capital raises, and lower/middle market mergers and acquisitions since its formation. Prior to joining MFG, Ryan was a Vice President of Origination at Aon Corporation. He is an avid golfer and has competed in numerous USGA events, including the United States Mid-Amateur. He is also an active member of the community, volunteering with the Chicago Metro Squash program.

Ryan received a B.B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.