Ed is Managing Director of the Hillhouse Resources team. He was most recently CFO of DJ Resources, Inc., an early leader in the Niobrara Play in the Denver-Julesberg Basin. At DJ Resources, he completed equity fundings, two bank financings, derivatives trading and operations, and the installation of public-company compliant accounting systems and audits. Ed managed the monetization of DJ’s assets in 2010, returning 8.2x cash investment to partners (10.2x cash at April 2013). Prior to joining DJ Resources, Inc., he ran Hirs & Company, a corporate finance advisory firm and successor to Niven Associates, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions.

He has 30 years’ experience in finance and teaches the graduate and undergraduate courses in Economics of Energy at the University of Houston and chairs a national energy conference at Yale University. Ed began his career at Mobil Oil, and he worked at the US Department of Energy at the Office of Conservation and Solar Energy.
He has been interviewed as an expert in energy economics by Forbes, The Houston Chronicle, The New York Times, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek and Marketplace on NPR and affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. He co-authored with Robert Ames, Anthony Corridore and Paul W. MacAvoy the following papers on energy economics, all of which are posted on SSRN.com: "Crude Oil Imports and National Security," "Synfuels to Replace Crude Oil Soon," and "Replacement of Coal by Fracgas in the Generation of Electric Power." He received his MBA, MA in Economics and BA from Yale University. He is a CFA Charterholder.


Ed Hirs

Managing Director