Brandon Davis Named to “40 Under 40” by Denver Business Journal
Brandon Davis Named to 40 Under 40
Brandon Davis has been honored by the Denver Business Journal as one of
the city’s “40 Under 40” which recognizes 40 business professionals
under the age of 40 years old for their business success and community
contributions. Brandon was one of 375 people nominated for the honor.
The Denver Business Journal (DBJ) recognized Brandon’s active
involvement in several community and charitable causes that focus
primarily on the health and benefit of children. He has actively
supported The Denver Children’s Home, the Colorado Christian Cup, and
the Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation. He was also lauded for
his remarkable efforts in raising awareness for the families of the
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and for his support of the Special
exceptional business success was taken into account as well. Brandon
recalls arriving in Denver from Oklahoma virtually penniless in 2003. He
was in debt over his head, his car had been repossessed, and he slept
on his cousin’s couch surviving on 99-cent Taco Bell burritos. Brandon
then responded to a newspaper ad that promised: “99% failure, 1%
success. Six figure income potential.” This was the opportunity for him.
The job was a sales position at an energy exploration company. He
joined a 17 person sales force and within three months was the top
salesman. Then, reminiscent of a scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 16
people were fired. Brandon was the only one to survive. Soon he was
training and managing his own sales team and was promoted to vice
president. He was 25 at that time.
Today, Swan Energy is a leading independent oil and gas company
specializing in the exploration and production of domestic oil and
natural gas fields through joint venture partnerships. The company
currently manages nearly 50 partnership projects in Colorado and
Brandon’s vision is to lead the industry with the highest quality
projects and the most transparent operations. He is taking the lead in
developing transparency in an industry that historically operates in the
shadows. The true measure of his leadership is hearing from those
partners who invest in the company’s joint ventures. Several times a
year he invites the partners, and meets with them in person, to visit
their oil and gas wells. The response is overwhelming – those in the
partnerships are like family and many see Brandon as a brother even
though most of the partners are 20 plus years his senior.
Brandon and his fellow 40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized at a
lunch on Monday, March 16 from 11:30 to 1:30pm at the DCPA Seawall
Ballroom in Denver.