Ron Bolen, Managing Director of HFBE Investment Banking, has over 16 years of experience in the energy sector. He has over 10 years direct experience in private equity investing in the same space. His work in energy private equity includes both the power and oil & gas segments. Prior to joining HFBE, Ron was Managing Director of The InvestLinc Group, managing the energy practice there. Before joining InvestLinc, Ron co-founded Invictus Energy Group, LLC, an international power project finance venture specializing in power optimization opportunities. Ron was also an investment officer for DQE Enterprises, the venture capital subsidiary of DQE. There, Ron was responsible for making equity investments in early-stage energy technology companies. Preceding his time at DQE Enterprises, Ron was a Senior Director of Portland General Electric where he established the company's private equity investment group as well as oversaw the non-regulated affiliate organization. Ronís professional efforts have had a significant international flavor with extensive work in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Former Soviet Union.
Ron has served the energy sector as both an investment banker and lawyer. Ron holds a BBA in Finance as well as a Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma. He also received a Masters of Business Administration with majors in both Finance and Taxation from New York University. He currently serves on numerous boards including the Board of Directors of the Houston Private Equity Association.