J.A. McEntire IV has executive management and investment banking experience in rollup and restructuring companies in banking, energy and financial technology. Jay currently serves as Manager of Glennoe Farms, LLC, Chairman of Utah Gas Corp. and an advisor to AR1K.org, a sustainable agriculture research endeavor with the University of Arkansas and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Former roles include: CEO of Cogency Software, an accounting and risk management software for hedge funds; CEO of ProTrader Group, a direct market access trading software and broker/dealer which was sold to Instinet Corp.; Head Corporate Development and CFO of Austin Atlantic, a bank holding company; Head of Strategy and Planning for Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company merged with Mesa Petroleum to become Pioneer Natural Resources, and board member of publicly traded Prime Medical Services, Inc.
Utah Gas Corporation
A natural gas development company with 250,000 acres of mineral leases, 600 wells and 500 miles of gas gathering pipelines and two gas processing plants.
Asset Revitalization Solutions
With initial institutional backing from CV Starr & Co., Asset Revitalization Solutions was founded in 2009 to acquire and manage distressed commercial real estate assets. From 2010 to 2013, ARS invested over $100 million in five SPVs with institutional investors. ARS has resolved 90% of its assets under management and will return mid-teen to low 20s IRRs to its investors on an unleveraged basis.
Manages farmland investments. Focus is in applying technology to create more sustainable long-term farm practices that align both the farmer and the landowner. Research location for AR1K.org collaboration with the University of Arkansas and Berkeley Labs.