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 grew up with a love for the outdoors. Whether it was just walking through the woods or fishing our Grandfather’s pond in Silsbee, TX, it didn’t matter as long as he was outside. That same love grew into a love of wildlife and pets which led him to his first career stop, working for a leading aquarium products manufacturer based in Moorpark, CA. After 4 years in the pet industry, he transitioned into the Information Technology industry. He spent 9 years working for a large publicly traded company 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. In the oil and gas business he was responsible for overall operational management functions including investor relations and managing oil industry partner relationships. This diverse career path has helped him develop a strong background in organization management, marketing and sales. In his personal time, he’s an avid outdoorsman and a competitive bass fisherman. Chris lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Stephanie.
Mike Gullion – COO
Mike joined WLP in July 2019. Prior to joining WLP, he spent nearly 20 years in industry in a variety of roles including Business Development, Operations, Program Management and Finance. Prior to entering industry, Mike served on active duty in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. He completed two shipboard tours on board USS McClusky (FFG 41), stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and USS Oldendorf (DD 972), stationed in San Diego, CA.
Mike received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy. He earned his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Mike is married and has five children.
Brian Henderson – Pettus Breeding Facility Operations 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 has managed all day to day operations at our Pettus Breeding facility since it was first acquired in November of 2016.