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YPF was founded in Dallas in 2007 to bring together young  professionals in the local finance community. After successfully developing its inaugural chapter, YPF branched out to Houston in 2009 under the direction of Houston chapter founder Eric Doyal. The Houston chapter established itself in Houston through various networking & philanthropic endeavors. YPF has previously partnered with other non-profit organizations in Houston such as the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston and  Big Brother, Big Sisters Houston.

The Houston Chapter of YPF has evolved since its inception in 2009. It currently consists of over 1,500 members that encompass a variety of financial professions. These professions include work in investment banking, commercial banking, private equity & wealth management to name a few. YPF provides for various opportunities for these members to interact through a combination of networking, speaker series and philanthropic events. The Houston Chapter of YPF hosts quarterly speaker series that bring in leaders within the financial space to comment and provide insight to members on their past experiences and current market conditions facing both the industry and YP’s as a whole. Past speakers have included Stephen McDaniel, Co-Founder and Director of Midstates Petroleum, Andrew Linbeck, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Salient Partners, L.P. & former Mayor of Houston Bill White.

YPF is currently partnered with GenesysWorks, a not-for-profit organization that works with inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. YPF members volunteer with GenesysWorks through a combination of resume workshops, mock interviews with current GenesysWorks students and many other forms of volunteering. YPF will continue to pursue opportunities for its members to be involved and build relationships. We look forward to having you at our next YPF event in Houston, and thank you for being part of the YPF network.


Matt Runkel & Clay Rynd

YPF Co-Presidents, 2015 – 2016