About Us

Iapetus Holdings LLC is a privately held portfolio company with a suite of energy services businesses and alternative investments.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Iapetus brings an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking approach and a deep bench of experienced individuals with diverse backgrounds in finance, human resources, legal, energy, safety, risk management, operational management, communications, and various other spectrums.

With a structure in place to support the operating companies strategically and efficiently, Iapetus provides shared service support to Iapetus Infrastructure ServicesAtlas Field Services, Atlas Commodities, Gold Coast Utility Specialists, Hyperion (HSE), Soaring Eagle Technologies, and the Unmanned Aviation Training Institute (UATI).  Our model brings a rigorous evaluation of business performance and quantifiable accountability to appropriately determine and act on adjustments needed to ensure success. The nimble but hard-working teams bring extraordinary value to each component of the business and collaborate to provide best-in-class solutions and recommendations for their varying clients.

Meet our team of experts.  Click on the photos for bios.

Executive Leadership Team

Craig Taylor

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Craig Taylor is the founder and CEO of Iapetus Holdings, a portfolio of energy service companies and alternative investments. Taylor founded his first company, Atlas Commodities, LLC., in 2006 after leaving a career on Wall Street with leading energy brokerage firms. Identifying the opportunity to expand and grow new business ventures, Taylor leveraged his connections from across the energy value chain with the formation of Atlas Retail Energy and Atlas Field Services, intentionally diversifying the business’ service offerings. Today, the suite of businesses is a multimillion-dollar portfolio with more than 400 employees across seven U.S. offices with Taylor driving strategy and building the foundation for continued success.

Taylor has over 20 years of experience in the finance and energy space as a commodities broker for MBF Clearing Corporation and SCS Commodities Corporation. Prior to his career in commodities, he worked on the legal side of the finance sector for White & Case, LLP in New York City. His time managing contracts and creating relationships with multi-national banks, energy companies, and legal experts gave Taylor the foundation he needed to build his own ventures.

Taylor’s entrepreneurial spirit and personal path to his energy and finance career inspired him to give back to the next generation of business leaders through the Atlas Scholars program. He created the program in 2013 with the goal of attracting motivated high school students and offering them a summer internship that equips them with the hard and soft skills needed for college preparedness and career readiness. The experience focuses on mentorship, scholarship, and professional exposure through field trips to internationally recognized companies and visits from high-profile executives designed to give students a realistic view into what the corporate world values and how they should prepare at a young age. The program consists of 67 active Scholars, has acceptances from more than 20 unique universities, and regularly works with over 15 corporate partners in the energy and finance sectors.

Before beginning his career, Taylor spent several years as a leader in the United States Navy. He was a Petty Officer 3rd Class for the Presidential Honor Guard and USS Ticonderoga where he oversaw a platoon of over 50 men and women in duties representing the U.S. Navy at ceremonies for the President of the United States, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval operations. Taylor received his B.S. in management from the University of Maryland, his J.D. from Fordham University, and most recently earned an MBA through the joint Global Executive Program at Columbia University and London Business School.

Tejpal Singh

Chief Operating Officer

Tej Singh serves as Chief Operating Officer for Iapetus Holdings LLC and its operating companies.

Originally from Canada, Tej began his career at Ontario Power Generation before pursuing a career in trading and consulting at Dynegy, TD Securities, and Deloitte in Canada. Tej moved on to Goldman Sachs in New York where he spent nearly six years in commodities trading and finally Mercuria in Houston, before joining Iapetus Holdings in 2012.

Tej obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Management Studies from McMaster University in Ontario. He was an active player raising money and defining business strategy for a Canadian commercial startup for seven years.  Together with Craig Taylor, he is Co-Founder and Board Member of Atlas Scholars in Houston since 2012.

In 2021, Tej was honored among the recipients of the Top 50 Financial Leaders award by the National Diversity & Leadership Conference.

Benita Fields Land

General Counsel

Benita Fields Land serves a General Counsel for Iapetus Holdings LLC.

She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Eastern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While attending Chase College of Law, Benita clerked for Magistrate Judge Gregory Wehrman in the Eastern District of Kentucky. After law school, Benita worked as an associate for the Law Offices of B. Dahlenburg Bonar, P.S.C., where she focused on labor and employment litigation cases. Specifically, several of these cases stemmed from retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination of employees. She was also involved in class action litigation cases and a qui tam action while at B. Dahlenburg Bonar.

In 2005, Benita moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a legal recruiter for two years and also worked remotely for the Law Offices of Bonar, Borland & Bucher, LLC., from Houston, Texas before joining Iapetus Holdings LLC as General Counsel in February 2019.


Enid Mayer

Director of Human Resources

Enid joined Iapetus Holdings LLC in 2020 in the role of Director of Human Resources.  Prior to joining, Enid spent 13 years in the airline industry supporting and overseeing the Human Resource function for both union and non-unionized work groups.

Most recently, Enid spent 10 years at a nationwide distribution wholesale company where she held the role of Regional HR Senior Director and oversaw the Human Resources field function for both union and non-unionized work groups in the East Coast, Central, West Coast and Hawaii regions.

Operating Companies Leadership


As President of Atlas Retail Energy, Steve leverages more than 12 years of industry experience to ensure future growth for the business. Steve has played key roles within the company since its 2013 inception and has taken on increasing responsibilities year after year, helping facilitate the business’s rapid expansion. Tasked with overseeing operations, sales and strategic development opportunities, his leadership promotes a collaborative culture of ethics, professionalism and accountability while providing a premium service for Atlas’ diverse portfolio of clientele.

Matt is affiliated with the National Center for Construction Education and Research and is a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional through the Tree Care Industry Association.  He has extensive experience in oil and gas midstream operations, environmental services, and firearms manufacturing.  Matt manages the day-to-day field support services for the largest utilities in the U.S.

Prior to joining Atlas, Steve spent more than five years at Tradition Energy as a Senior Retail Energy Advisor and quickly established himself as one of Tradition’s top producers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and has completed executive leadership courses at Columbia University and Rice University.

Matt Parker

Dir. of National Field Operations

Will Paden is the President of Soaring Eagle Technologies, a  tech-enabled UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) drone inspections company founded in 2021.  He graduated from Mississippi State University and since 2010 has been conducting missions with a focus on safety.  That same year, Will began his career as a Blackhawk instructor pilot.

In 2015, Will founded Soaring Eagle Imaging. The company recently united with Skynetwest, also founded in 2015, to provide enhanced drone aerial services from coast to coast.

Will Paden


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