Ronald Cantwell, Managing Director

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Ron Cantwell is based in Stamford, Connecticut and serves as Managing Director of Distinct Capital Partners. Ron has an extensive background in private equity fund management, corporate and project investment structuring, mergers and acquisitions, financial/tax/regulatory restructuring, and operations management.

Since 2007, Ron has managed substantial and complex projects on behalf of Olympus Power, LLC (a New Jersey - based Independent Power Company) and Metalmark Capital (a Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Investment Fund). From 2005 to mid-2007, Ron was a Senior Advisor to Greenwich Energy Investments, an energy investment group sponsored by Silver Point Capital, an $8 billion Greenwich, Conn. -based hedge fund.  From 1995 to 2004, Ron served as President and sole voting shareholder of Trilon Dominion Partners, L.L.C., a $100 million private equity fund established by the financial services subsidiaries of Dominion Resources, a large Richmond VA - based utility and Brookfield Asset Management, a diversified Toronto - based company with $150 billion in assets under management (BAM on NYSE). 

Throughout the entire period from 1989 to the present, Ron has also served as President and sole voting shareholder of the Catalyst Group, Inc. (Catalyst), America’s leading independent power producer before its acquisition in 1988 by Brookfield Asset Management.  Prior to joining Catalyst in 1989, Ron spent 19 years in public accounting, most recently as a Tax Partner at Ernst & Young's Dallas office.

Ron is a CPA and an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA.