Josh Young

Managing Partner & Founder 

Josh is a Co-Founder of Bison Interests and serves as Chief Investment Officer.  As the CIO, he leads Bison’s research and investment process.  He is focused on idea generation, investment strategy, portfolio construction and is responsible for building Bison’s outside advisors- geological and engineering consultants, banking consultants, and oil & gas industry consultants.
​Josh has 18 years of experience investing in the public and private oil & gas industry, across every asset class.
As Chairman of a publicly traded E&P company, Josh has a unique perspective of the industry, ultimately benefiting Bison investors.
Prior to Bison, Josh was Portfolio Manager of Young Capital Management, on the board of Lucas Energy (LEI) – a small cap publicly traded oil producer, and on the energy investment team at a multi-billion dollar, single family office, which was nominated as Institutional Investor’s Single Family Office of the Year.
He has been profiled on the front page of, interviewed on Fox News, often published in notable oil & gas investment publications, including Oil & Gas Investor Magazine and Barron’s, and regularly speaks at industry events.  Josh graduated with honors from the University of Chicago where he earned his Bachelor’s in economics.


Carter Higley

Managing Partner & Founder 

Carter is a Co-Founder of Bison Interests and serves as Chief Executive Officer.  As the CEO, Carter is responsible for overseeing client relationships, working with prospective clients, and managing Bison.  Carter has almost 20 years of experience working with clients, building a business, and leading a team. 

Prior to Bison, he was in Private Wealth at UBS, a VP at Genesis Park, and Corps Member at Teach For America, where he worked as a teacher in Compton, California.  Carter earned an MBA from the Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas and graduated from Southern Methodist University on a leadership scholarship.

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