Luke C. Brandenberg

Luke C. Brandenberg

Managing Director


Luke Brandenberg is a Managing Director of Vortus Investments.  After starting his career in investment banking, Luke transitioned to principal investing in 2010 where he has focused on providing growth capital to the independent sector of the U.S. oil and gas industry.

Most recently, Luke partnered with Grey Rock Energy Partners to launch a special situations initiative and to lead the deal origination, structuring and relationship management efforts for the new platform.

Prior to Grey Rock, Luke spent ten years with oil and gas venture capital firm EnCap Investments.  In his final role at EnCap, Luke was the primary relationship manager and a key board member on multiple portfolio companies representing a significant portion of EnCap’s equity commitments.

Luke started his career in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Raymond James & Associates where he focused on public capital raises, restructuring and M&A advisory work within the upstream, midstream and oilfield service sectors.

Outside of the office, Luke serves on the Executive Council for the McCombs Energy Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin, is a board member of the Dallas Hunting and Fishing Club and volunteers with the TouchDown Club supporting the Ashford Rise School of Dallas.

Luke holds Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Business Honors and Finance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with honors.