Ollen joined Verdant Capital as an Analyst in 2014. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree at the University of KwaZulu Natal, majoring in Finance and Economics in 2012. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Business Finance (BCHBF) in 2013 at the same institution. In his Honours research, Ollen covered the aspects of how financial distress can be predicted for companies listed on and delisted from Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Ollen has completed 7 transactions in his two year career to date.