John Paul Merritt is the Chairman of Delta Agriculture, the largest supplier of hemp-based raw goods in the United States. He is also the founder and acting CEO of Pony Oil, a land-focused oil and gas company established in 2013. Pony Oil today is one of the largest land focused oil and gas companies in the US with over $150 million in annual revenues. In 2017, John Paul founded Merritt Plus, a family office focused on creating long-term sustainable value and opportunities for its strategic partners.
An entrepreneur at heart, Merritt’s business interests span across numerous industries, from real estate and biotechnology to hospitality and agriculture, but his primary focus has long centered on energy, both traditional and renewable.