Ron Hulme is the Chief Executive Officer of Parallel Resource Partners, a private equity firm that is focused on upstream North American oil and gas. Parallel closed its first fund in early 2012 and has equity commitments of approximately $860 million. From late 2008 until early 2011, Ron served as the Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Capital, a $9 billion AUM multi-strategy hedge fund and co-sponsor, along with Bluescape Resources, of Parallel Resource Partners.
Prior to joining Carlson, Ron spent 26 years at McKinsey & Co. where he served many industry leading energy and private equity clients. He led several of McKinsey’s Practice Groups, including the Global Corporate Finance Practice, the Global Risk Practice, the Global Strategy Practice, the Americas Oil and Gas Practice, and the Houston Office. Ron was also an active leader in McKinsey’s internal governance, having served in the Office of the Managing Director and as a member of the Firm’s Shareholders Council (the Firm’s elected Board).
Ron earned a BBA degree from the University of Texas and an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He is an active board member of several non-profit organizations including Texas Children’s Hospital (Past Chairman), the Alley Theatre, the University of Texas Energy Institute, and the Advisory Board of the UT McCombs School of Business.