HPEA Board Members & Staff


Adrian Guerra


 Mr. Guerra is a Vice President at The CapStreet Group, a lower middle market private equity firm.  Prior to joining CapStreet in 2006, Mr. Guerra was with JP Morgan Chase's Houston-based Energy Corporate Banking Group.  At CapStreet, Mr. Guerra is primarily responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities and portfolio management.  Mr. Guerra has 10 years of private equity and banking experience and has worked with companies in the industrial distribution, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and business services industries.  Mr. Guerra obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree from Rice University


Ross Canion




Mr. Canion is a Vice President at OFS Energy Fund, a lower middle market private equity firm focused on oilfield service investments. At OFS, Mr. Canion is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing new investments and supporting portfolio company initiatives. Prior to OFS, Mr. Canion was a lender at Amegy Bank N.A (“Amegy”) in the corporate energy services group where he underwrote and managed more than $300 million in loans with a focus on private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts of oilfield service companies. Mr. Canion serves on the boards of KW International and Terra Oilfield Services. He is a member of Young Professionals in Energy and a founding member of The Society for Leading Medicine at Houston Methodist. Mr. Canion obtained a B.A. in Economics from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.




Joe Dee, IV




Mr. Dee is a Vice President at Cadent Energy Partners, a private equity firm focused on providing growth equity to companies in the energy industry.  At Cadent, Mr. Dee is responsible for deal sourcing, analysis and execution and works with portfolio companies to define and execute their business plans. 

Prior to joining Cadent in 2007, Mr. Dee was a member of the corporate M&A group at Royal Dutch Shell in Houston, TX.  Mr. Dee was raised in Southern Illinois working as the fourth generation in his family's oil exploration and production business. 

Mr. Dee holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois, graduating with highest honors and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar.

Colin Baker



 Mr. Baker is a Vice President at Stellus Capital Management, LLC, an
investment management firm focused on providing debt and equity financing to middle market businesses in a range of industries.  Mr. Baker is primarily responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing new investment opportunities and portfolio management.
  Mr. Baker joined Stellus at its formation in 2012 in connection with the spin out of the Direct Capital Unit of the D. E. Shaw group.  Prior to joining the
D. E. Shaw group in 2008, Mr. Baker worked as an investment banking analyst with SMH Capital Inc., an affiliate of Sanders Morris Harris Group, and as an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Baker obtained an M.S. in Finance and B.B.A. in Accounting with Honors from Texas A&M University.



Dale Wilkins

HPEA Administrator




  Dale Wilkins is President of Association Managment Consultants,LLC, an association management company located in Houston, TX