Houston has always been an interesting place for the Van Wagenen family. Ken's brother, Paul, has lived in the Houston area with his family for years. When Ken's son, Ryan Van Wagenen, began covering Energy companies within Investment Banking at Citi he accepted the opportunity to transfer to Houston. He loved the time he spent in Texas and gratefully lived with his Uncle Paul in River Oaks. Since Paul is a retired CEO of POGO Producing (NYSE: PPP) the two of them had amazing times speaking about the oil business and watching just about every sporting event possible over approximately a 3 year period.
It's no secret that Houston is well known for having some of the best food in America. It may not be the most healthy alternative, but most people are extremely impressed with TexMex and barbecue restaurants found throughout greater Houston.