Mr. Ormand is Chairman and Head of Energy Investment Banking at MLV & Co. Mr. Ormand has over 31 years of experience as a senior executive and investment banker in energy. Prior to joining MLV, he was a co-founder and senior executive at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR). At Magnum Hunter, Ron served in several senior management positions, including Board Member, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and, most recently, Head of Capital Markets. Prior to MHR, Mr. Ormand was Managing Director and Group Head of U.S. Oil and Gas Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer from 1988-2004 and at West LB A.G. from 2005-2007. Mr. Ormand has completed over $25 billion of capital markets and $10 billion of financial advisory transactions, both as a Principal and Banker. Mr. Ormand also previously served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corp. II, an investment company focused on the energy sector. In addition, Mr. Ormand has served as member of the Board of Directors of Greenhunter Resources, Inc. (2011-2013), Tremisis (2007-2009), and Eureka Hunter Holdings, Inc., a private midstream company (2010-2013). Mr. Ormand holds a B.A. in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from UCLA. He also studied Economics at Cambridge University, England.