E. Perot Bissell
Perot Bissell started providing consulting services to Egis in February of 2015 and joined as a Managing Partner in August of 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in the security and protection industry, operating management, and private equity. Over the past 15 years Mr. Bissell has played a lead role in executing two major consolidation strategies, one in the energy logistics industry and the other in the security and protection industry.
From late 2013 to June 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer of Next Generation Energy Logistics LLC (“NxGen”) a private equity backed platform seeking investment opportunities in down-stream energy logistics. From September 2012 to July 2013, he was Vice Chairman of Maxum Petroleum, Inc. “(Maxum”) where he was responsible for over $300 million of acquisition and divestiture activity. From April 2004 to September 2012, Mr. Bissell served as a board member and CEO of Maxum. Under his leadership as a board member and then CEO, Maxum became the largest independent distributor of lubricants and diesel fuel in North America. While at Maxum, Mr. Bissell led 18 follow-on acquisitions, consolidated IT and back office systems, led multiple capital raises, migrated the Company to one brand, top graded the senior leadership team, and tripled sales. In 2012 Pilot Flying J agreed to acquire the business.
From 1997 to 2005 Mr. Bissell was a partner at Northwest Capital Appreciation, Inc. (“NCA”), a firm specializing in providing capital and advisory services to middle market companies. During his tenure at NCA he spent most of his time working with companies involved in the security and protection industry. He led an investment in ASG Security in 2002, and also was ASG’s interim CEO in 2003. Mr. Bissell led the transformation of the business including hiring a new CEO, relocating the corporate headquarters, and overseeing 33 follow-on acquisitions. The Company increased its base of recurring monthly revenue from approximately $900,000 to $3,000,000 over a four-year period. ASG was sold to Parthenon in 2006. He also served as a senior executive and partner of SLP Capital from 1996 to 2001, then the largest specialty lender to security alarm dealers. He was the CFO from 1996 to 1998. Prior to NCA, he served as a managing director in the corporate finance department at Bankers Trust from 1990 to 1996, where Mr. Bissell specialized in leveraged and structure finance in the transportation, aerospace, and defense industries. He was a vice president in the corporate finance departments of Drexel Burnham from 1989 to 1990 and Paine Webber from 1984 to 1989.