Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Royal Carson, III is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carson Private Capital. Royal began his career in the energy sector in 1975 and ultimately founded Carson Petroleum Corporation in 1977, a mid-sized oil and gas operator focused on acquiring proven oil and gas reserves with extensive development potential, which was sold to Devon Energy in early 1982. Royal founded or co-founded two other successful energy businesses that were sold prior to founding Carson Private Capital. In addition to serving as an independent director of Media General (NYSE: MEG), Royal serves as a Trustee of the University of San Diego and serves or has served on the boards of directors of several corporations, educational, and non-profit civic organizations.