Ollen joined Verdant Capital as an Analyst in 2014. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, majoring in Finance and Economics in 2012. He completed his B.Com 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 for companies delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Ollen has completed 9 transactions in his career to date (6 financial services and 3 corporate finance).