Brian Gilroy – Co-Founder/CEO
I was raised in Texas and grew up with a love the outdoors. During my first career, I spent almost 20 years in the oil and gas industry. My primary focus was financial services related to the oil and gas exploration business. I spent the majority of my time managing investments for high net worth investors. In 2002, I founded an oil and gas exploration company and placed approximately $100,000,000 of investment capital in various exploration projects across the United States. In 2011, I started S&B Enterprises and began investing in the exotic wildlife industry. I was very successful with this project and was approached by investment partners with an interest in participating. As the result, I co-founded Wildlife Partners in April 2016. I live in San Antonio, Texas with my three children.
Chris Gilroy – Co-Founder/CCO
Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and operational management in the wildlife, manufacturing, information technology and oil and gas industries. His career began working for a leading aquarium filtration manufacturer based in Moorpark, CA. He later spent 9 years working for CIBER, Inc, a $1B systems integrator based in Denver, CO where he was directly responsible for more than $50,000,000 in services sold. In 2009, he joined Brian in the oil and gas business. During his time in the oil and gas business he has been responsible for overall operational management functions including investor relations and oil industry partner relationships.
Since the founding of WildLife Partners, Chris has managed all investor relationships, reporting and sales. He serves as the fund manager for all funds sold and managed by WildLife Partners. Chris is an avid outdoorsman having traveled all over the United States while also being a competitive bass fisherman. He lives in Frisco, Texas, with his wife Stephanie.
Pam Barker – Staff Veterinarian
Born and raised in Alaska, Dr. Barker holds a lifelong interest in exotic animals and wildlife. She attended the University of Alaska, earning degrees in Biological Sciences and Secondary Education while supporting herself as a zookeeper at the Alaska Zoo. She is a graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced veterinary medicine in Washington, Montana and British Columbia. Her passion is performance animal medicine with special areas of interest in genetics, animal behavior and caretaker education. She strives to find practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by exotic animal professionals and hobbyists. Dr. Barker believes open communication and accessibility to veterinary care is a vital component for the continued growth of the Texas exotic animal industry.
Kevin Robertson – Wildlife Consulting Specialist
Dr. Kevin Robertson is a recognized expert in African wildlife management, bringing together four decades of experience in multiple disciplines surrounding wildlife conservation.
A qualified veterinarian from the University of Pretoria’s prestigious Onderstepoort Veterinary faculty, Kevin is the author of multiple books that provide an in-depth insight into all aspects of ethical wildlife utilization. Kevin’s vast veterinary knowledge, his past experiences with many African species in their natural environment, his understanding of their nutritional and mineral requirements and most importantly his knowledge and experience with managing the land which supports and sustains these different species is what makes him a ‘well-rounded’ Exotic Wildlife Consultant.
Will Brown – Mountain Home Ranch Manager
Levi Scherer – Pettus Ranch Manager
Ryan Erskine – Pearsall Ranch Manager
Tad Honeycutt – External Capture and Transport Manager
Jon Bailey – Internal Capture and Transport Manager
Brian Henderson – Carrizo Springs Ranch Manager
Brian has been around the livestock business his entire adult life. His passion for raising and caring for wildlife is second to none. He previously managed operations for ranches in Texas and Montana. He joined WLP in 2016 and built out then managed our Pettus ranch before taking on the challenge of building out and managing our new ~7,000 acre Carrizo Springs ranch in 2021. He lives on the ranch with his son Tripp.