Race Rock Group Team
Donald W. Young
Managing Member

Prior to founding RRG, Donnie served as Chairman & CEO of Hoover Ferguson Ltd and its subsidiaries from 2008 to 2019. Under his leadership, Hoover’s EBITDA grew from $4 million to more than $100 million and upon the sale of the company Mr. Young returned his original investors 70x their investment. Prior to joining Hoover in 2008, Mr. Young worked in New York in private equity for 10 years at Citigroup Venture Capital and Sciens Capital and 3 years in investment banking at Bank of America and Prudential Securities. Mr. Young graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government.

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Michael L. Yates
Managing Director

Michael has 15 years of experience focused in energy & industrial principal investing. Prior to RRG, Michael spent 7 years at Koch Supply & Trading where most recently he oversaw principal investments and structured finance initiatives across a multitude of commodity segments. Previously, Michael worked at Black Stone Minerals in Houston and Frost Bank in Dallas. Michael holds a BBA in finance from Southern Methodist University.

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Andrea E. Bryan
Chief of Staff

Andrea oversee various functions for RRG including administration, marketing & human resources in addition to day-to-day operations of the office. Prior to RRG, Andrea spent 5+ years at Hoover Ferguson. Andrea graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a B.A. in English and received her MBA from Rice University.

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