Jeffrey W. Miller

Jeffrey W. Miller

Chief Executive Officer / Managing Partner


Jeffrey Miller, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Vortus Investments, has over 30 years of significant financial, managerial, operational and technical experience in the global upstream industry.

Prior to co-founding Vortus, Jeff was the Director of Upstream for Mercuria Energy, based in Geneva, Switzerland and Fort Worth, Texas.  He had global responsibility of origination, investment analysis, negotiation of acquisitions and divestments, as well as, management of the upstream investment portfolio of Mercuria and its affiliates.

Jeff served as the President of Moncrief Oil International, a private independent oil company with a global portfolio.  In conjunction, he was the Managing Partner of Moncrief Minerals, which focused on mineral and non-operated assets in the Barnett Shale.  Jeff led the monetization of these assets in a number of successful transactions.

Jeff was a Managing Director in global investment banking for UBS/Dillon, Read & Co. and was also a petroleum engineer with Exxon following graduation from Texas A&M University.

In 2015, he was elected to the Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates and also serves on the executive committee of the Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board.

Jeff is on the Executive Committee and was prior Co-Chair of Industry Advisory Board for Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering School.

He was elected in 2019 as a Board Member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).

Jeff holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS with Magna Cum Laude distinction in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.