Voyager Interests Adds Robert Trainer To The Team As Partner

September 18, 2023

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Voyager Interests, LLC (“Voyager”), a specialized private equity firm focused on investments in the energy services and equipment ("ES&E") sector, today announced Robert Trainer has joined the firm as Partner. “Robert and I have worked together for almost two decades in a variety of capacities, most recently through his service on the Board of Directors of two Voyager portfolio companies,” said David Watson, Founder and Partner of Voyager. “This deep working relationship is an ideal backdrop for his joining Voyager. In addition to his M&A and transactional background, Robert also has an impressive track record as CEO of a differentiated ES&E company, which during his tenure had almost 1,500 employees across 35+ locations in every meaningful oil and gas basin in the world.  These experiences will be of tremendous value for Voyager and our portfolio companies. I am excited to partner with him.”

Before joining Voyager, Robert Trainer was President & CEO of Gyrodata Incorporated, the worldwide leader in proprietary wellbore placement services, serving land and offshore markets. Robert led Gyrodata since 2014 and most recently directed the company’s sale to SLB (NYSE: SLB), a transaction that closed in February 2023. Previously, Mr. Trainer was an investment banker at Simmons & Company, where he was focused on the ES&E sector. Mr. Trainer holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in History from Trinity College (CT).  



Voyager, based in Houston, Texas, is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the global ES&E market, which primarily pursues control-oriented recapitalizations and growth equity investments, carveouts of non-core businesses from larger companies, and buy-and-build strategies with experienced executives.  The firm is actively seeking new platform investments with enterprise values up to $300 million, and also plans to invest in add-on acquisitions for existing portfolio companies. Learn more online at