Joe Magner

Joe Magner

Finance, Strategy, and Corporate Development

United States

1. What are your areas of expertise?

Upstream Disciplines: Technology, General Management, Corporate Development, Executive

Upstream Areas: Onshore

2. Current employer:

Top secret information

3. Previous employers:

NubesSoft, Darcy Partners, Macquarie Capital, Tristone Capital, Petrie Parkman, Invesco

4. How did you end up in the Energy Industry?

When I graduated from college, I was determined to pursue a career in the institutional investment business in Denver. A few years out of grad school, I landed an equity research job at Petrie Parkman, the leading boutique energy focused investment bank at the time. I tried to soak up as much knowledge as I could from Tom Petrie and all the other knowledgeable energy investment professionals on the team. After building such a solid foundation, one opportunity led to another and here I am.  

5. Why do you like working with Start-Ups?

The opportunity to work with intelligent people who are passionate about developing solutions for solving problems. I've studied and analyzed numerous businesses and have had a chance to learn what works and what doesn't work. Having an opportunity to share this knowledge with start ups allows me to give back and help others overcome challenges.

Okay, now for some fun things about Joe

6. What are three of your interests outside of work?

  • Downhill Skiing

  • Flyfishing

  • Coffee Roasting

7. What are your top 3 accomplishments (personal or professional)?  Don’t be shy!  Give ‘em to us.

  • Earning my CFA designation while working full time and attending graduate school at the same time (oh to be young with no kids!).

  • Riding in the Triple Bypass bike ride 6 consecutive years.

  • Serving on the Winter Park Volunteer Ski Patrol for 16 years running.

8. If I were a superhero, my superpower would be               .

Create ice and travel around like Iceman.

9. When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a                 when I grew up.

Professional Golfer

10. If I weren't so damn good at what I do now, I'd probably be                 .

Professional flyfisherman - not that I'd be great, but it would be one helluva way to spend my days.

11. My favorite song is               by            .

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones

12. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd          .

start a Venture Capital Fund

13. The best piece of advice I've ever been given is                              .

Constantly living life with regrets is a tragic waste of energy.