Raymond J. Deacon, CFA, Partner, Director of Research
Ray has worked as a managing director in the equity capital markets groups of RBC, BMO & Canaccord Genuity as an E&P analyst and institutional sector salesperson where he placed over $3 billion of equity offerings. Close corporate relationships and ties with capital providers and two decades of shale domain knowledge are key to Petro Lotus' returns. Ray also worked for Forest Oil, Warren Resources and Houston American Energy in corporate finance and investor relations roles. He earned an MBA in Finance from NYU, a Masters degree from Columbia in Classics and a BA from Colgate in Classics & German.
After five years working as a chemist with Biogen and Quidel focused on problem solving related to cycle times within the manufacturing process, Mike switched gears and turned his attention to finance and received an MBA from Carnegie Mellon in May 2018. Since then he has worked in financial roles for Pfizer and now Petro Lotus from San Francisco. Financial modeling and data analysis, cleaning and visualization are his core skillsets. He is about to take Level 3 of the CFA exam.