Ron Wood, BS EE ’64, JD ‘68

Founder and Principal Officer, Wood Capital, LLC

Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Energy Solutions, LLC


Ron Wood is founder and principal officer of Wood Capital, LLC, which is an early stage investment company. He is the chief executive officer of Tiger Energy Solutions, LLC. He also has a private law practice principally focused on renewable energy projects.

Ron was continuously associated with Black & Veatch for 42 years from February 1964 until February 2006 when he retired as president and chief executive officer of the Black & Veatch energy business. As president and chief executive officer, Ron was responsible for the overall performance of the consolidated energy business that provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for energy industry infrastructure projects including coal-fired electric power generation; combustion turbine electric power generation; gas, oil, and chemical projects; air quality control system projects; nuclear-fueled power generation services; electric power delivery projects; and, consulting engineering services. During his service, Black & Veatch Energy maintained production offices in the United States, Thailand, China, and India comprising about 3,000 professionals executing design-build projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Ron is a self-described advocate for the University of Missouri. He earned a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from Mizzou and his juris doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ron was a member of the For All We Call Mizzou Steering Committee and currently serves on the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign cabinet. He is currently the Chair of the Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council (DEAC). He is a member of MU’s Research and Development Advisory Board and Biological Engineering Advisory Council. He and his wife, Judy, have three children.

Mentor Statement: I am particularly interested in successful commercialization of significant innovation created at the University of Missouri that can benefit investors as well as the University. Long term success of these ventures will benefit both the Columbia community and the State of Missouri. The overall result will be to enhance the standing of the University of Missouri.