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Ron Hulme

Ron Hulme

Ron Hulme is Chief Executive Officer of Bluescape Energy Partners and Chief Executive Officer of Parallel Resource Partners. He serves on the Investment Committee and Valuation Committee of each firm and oversees relationships with fund investors. In addition, he serves as chairman of the board and directors of several portfolio companies.

Hulme retired as a senior partner at McKinsey & Co. in 2008 after a 26 year career. He led several of McKinsey’s global energy practices and led the firm’s client relationships with several leading energy companies. Hulme also co–founded and co–led McKinsey’s Global Corporate Finance Practice, which established the firm’s M&A Advisory and Private Equity Practices. He led McKinsey’s Global Strategy Practice, and he founded and led the firm’s Global Risk Practice. In these roles, Hulme advised dozens of the firm’s clients on financial restructurings, operational turnarounds, major M&A transactions, and risk mitigation strategies across a wide range of industries. Hulme was also an active leader in McKinsey’s internal governance as a member of the firm’s eight person Office of the Managing Director (OMD), which was responsible for the overall management of McKinsey. Hulme was the firm’s first Head of Functional Practices (Operations, Marketing, IT, Strategy, Organization, Corporate Finance, and Risk), which grew to employ approximately 20% of McKinsey’s global consultants. He led McKinsey’s Houston Office, and he served as a member of the firm’s Shareholders Council (McKinsey’s elected Board), where he chaired one of its four policy committees with oversight of global knowledge development.

Hulme left McKinsey in 2008 to become the Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Capital, a multi strategy hedge fund with approximately $5 billion of AUM and $20 billion of gross market value. Hulme was also Head of Energy at Carlson Capital, overseeing a portfolio with approximately $2 billion gross market value of energy investments in public equities, credit, and private equity.

In 2011, Hulme left Carlson Capital to found and serve as CEO of Parallel Resource Partners, an energy focused private equity firm jointly sponsored by Carlson and Bluescape Resources. Parallel raised an institutional fund in 2012 and Hulme continues to manage the fund’s portfolio of upstream energy assets. In 2016, Hulme also became CEO of Bluescape Energy Partners, a successor institutional private equity firm that invests in both upstream energy and electric power.

Hulme earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of Texas, where he graduated first in his class, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

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