Mr. Kocen is a founding partner of Bluehenge. Mr. Kocen joined Banc One Capital Markets (a predecessor to Bluehenge) in 1998, and in 2001, he relocated to the firm’s New York office, where he now manages that office and directs the firm’s Northeast regional investment strategy. Mr. Kocen’s experience covers a variety of investment stages and sectors, with concentrations in manufacturing, service and other industrial concerns.
Prior to joining Banc One Capital, Mr. Kocen underwent formal credit training in 1995, and was hired into the Industrial & Services lending group at First National Bank of Commerce in New Orleans (later sold to Bank One). Mr. Kocen’s bank portfolio consisted primarily of small to mid-sized manufacturers, distributors and publishing businesses. Mr. Kocen is a founding board member and past President of UVANY (www.uvany.com), an Upstate NY focused private equity industry group. Mr. Kocen earned his BBA in International Business with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Viso is a founding partner of Bluehenge. Mr. Viso joined Stonehenge Capital Company (also a Bluehenge predecessor) in 2000 and is responsible for originating debt investments in the Gulf South. Mr. Viso splits his time between our Dallas and Baton Rouge offices, from where he directs the firm’s energy investment activities and Southeast regional investment strategy. Mr. Viso has 25 years of banking and investment experience, most recently with AmSouth Bank and previously, as a senior lender in the Energy Services lending group at First National Bank of Commerce in New Orleans, where he and Mr. Kocen began working together.
Mr. Viso’s career began at Bank One in Dallas, Texas, where he underwent formal credit training and was hired into that bank’s Commercial Banking Group in 1990. Mr. Viso’s bank portfolios consisted primarily of industrial and energy services concerns, ranging in sizes of up to 500 employees. He is a founding board member of the Louisiana chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (www.acg.org). He graduated with a BS in Finance and an MBA from Louisiana State University.
Mr. Alexander joined Bluehenge Capital Partners in 2015 as an associate.
Prior to joining the Bluehenge team, Mr. Alexander served as a senior analyst at Hornbeck Offshore Services in their Corporate Finance and Investor Relations department where he assisted management in overall strategic planning and aided the executive team across numerous acquisitions and divestitures, and various debt and equity offerings. Prior to his tenure at Hornbeck, Mr. Alexander was a summer equity research analyst at Maple Leaf Partners in Baton Rouge.
Mr. Alexander holds a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University.