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Ron Bolen

Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
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Ron Bolen

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship Executive Director, Sooner Launch Pad

Department: Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Office: Price Hall 30005B
Phone: (405) 325-1638
Address: 307 W. Brooks, Price Hall 3005B
Norman, Oklahoma 73019

Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Ron Bolen founded and was Managing Director of da3co, an energy-focused merchant banking operation based in Houston, Texas. With over 19 years of experience in the energy sector, Bolen has 11 years direct experience in private equity investing in both the power and oil & gas segments. Bolen also co-founded Invictus Energy Group, LLC, an international power project finance venture specializing in power optimization opportunities which was sold to large private equity group where he continued as Managing Director of the firm’s energy investment practice. While in other positions, Bolen’s professional efforts have had a significant international flavor with extensive work in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Former Soviet Union.  Bolen has served the energy sector in numerous capacities including law, investment banking, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Bolen 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.