Our Trustees

William O'Donnell

Trustee, NPS Foundation

William S. O’Donnell, Jr. (Bill) is the founder and Managing Director of Trek Productions, a Houston-based private equity firm focused on making seed capital investments in early stage companies in bio-tech, financial services, energy, real estate and entertainment. 

Prior to starting Trek, Mr. O’Donnell was the CEO of Energy Equipment Corporation, which he purchased with an investment group in 1997. Over the course of 10 years, Mr. O’Donnell grew EEC from a small regional manufacturer of replacement parts for oilfield equipment, to a large international engineering and manufacturing company, with offices and operations in the Middle East, India, and the U.S. By the time he sold EEC to T3 Energy in 2007, EEC had developed high-pressure oilfield technology that was the standard for subsea drilling systems around the world. 

Before acquiring Energy Equipment, Bill spent 10 years at Prudential Bache Securities, where he was a leader in their Institutional Fixed Income division. Bill holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Mr. O’Donnell and his wife Suzanne have been married over 35 years and have four daughters. Bill and Suzanne are active in and support a number of charitable causes including Bo’s Place Bereavement Center, TEACH – To Educate All Children, The Girl Scouts of America and St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Bill and Suzanne also support the University of Texas at Austin, where Bill is a member of the President’s Associates, and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where Bill served on the Board of the Neeley Center for Entrepreneurship.