Brad Barton


Brad Barton


Brad Barton

Dallas, Texas

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About Brad

Brad has a depth of experience in venture capital and private equity investing as well as management consulting.   His specialties include financial modeling, due diligence, and technology commercialization in the energy sector. Brad is a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is on the Biofuel Technical Review Panel and the Venture Capital Advisory Board.

Specialties

Technology Commercialization
Financial Modeling
Venture Capital and Private Equity

Experience

Oil & Gas Technology Partners, Co-Founder
Manifest USA, Partner
NGP Energy Technology Partners
U.S. Department of Energy, Director of Commercialization
Hillwood
A.T. Kearney

 


Education

Stanford, Graduate School of Business, MBA
Texas A&M

 

Ron Bertasi


Ron Bertasi


Ron Bertasi

Atlanta, Georgia

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About Ron

Ron recently affiliated with Enovation Partners on a part-time basis, working with the firm and its clients on strategy and related issues.  Ron has fifteen years of CEO and board level experience across the energy sector and has served as an operating partner with two energy-focused private equity firms.

Specialties

Strategy
Private Equity

Experience

Sparus Holdings, CEO
Prometheus Energy, CEO
Mack Creek Energy, Founder and CEO
Element Partners, Operating Partner
Southern Company Gas, President and CEO
Southern Company Energy Solutions, President and CEO
Enron Energy Services
Booz & Company


Education

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, MBA
UCLA, Geology and Geochemistry, MS
Colgate University, Geology, BS

 

Wally Buran


Wally Buran


Wally Buran

Atlanta, Georgia

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About Wally

Wally is a leading practitioner in the areas of enterprise transformation, shareholder value enhancement, business growth, strategy implementation, and energy supply chain effectiveness. He has a long record of delivering measurable client results and building multi-partner delivery teams and long-term client relationships.  His experience includes crisis management and critical decision support consulting, as well as operations, technology, sales/marketing effectiveness, and strategy consulting for utility and manufacturing companies.

Specialties

Strategy
Operations
Infrastructure Integrity
Decision Support

Experience

CXO Advisors, Managing Director
Firestorm Solutions, Executive Vice President
Georgia Institute of Technology, Edinfield Executive in Residence
Monitor Group, Global Leader
IBM Business Consulting Services, Global and Americas Practice Leader
WorldCrest Group, CEO
Deloitte Consulting, Partner
Applied Management Concepts, President and Founder
Theodore Barry and Associates, Utility and Manufacturing Sector Partner,


Education

Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial Engineering, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, BS

 

Jeff Crittenden


Jeff Crittenden


Jeff Crittenden

Chicago, Illinois

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About Jeff

Jeff has worked extensively with electric and gas utilities to develop and implement DSM programs. He presents regularly at energy efficiency and sustainability conferences. 

Specialties

Program Development and Management
Electric and Gas Utilities

Experience

CLEAResult, Director
Energy Resource Solutions


Education

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering, BS

 

Venki Venkateshwara


Venki Venkateshwara


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B. "Venki" Venkateshwara

Washington D.C.

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About Venki

Venki is an experienced industry leader who has counseled management teams at leading energy companies and has directed major analytic assignments for clients.  He brings a wealth of experience and insight into wholesale electric markets, public policy, regulatory actions, as well as the challenges of renewable penetration, grid modernization and how each affect planning and strategy.

Specialties

Electric market modeling/forecasting
Market design/mechanisms – capacity, energy, ancillary service markets
Generation/transmission planning
Environmental compliance
New technologies and entry strategy
Asset valuation
Expert testimony

 

Experience

Siemens Energy Business Advisory
Con Edison
AREVA
Charles River Associates
McKinsey & Company


Education

University of Pennsylvania, Energy Management and Policy, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, MBA
Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering, MS
Indian Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, BTech

 

Ken-Ichi Hino


Ken-Ichi Hino


Ken-Ichi Hino

Washington D.C.

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About Ken-Ichi

Ken-Ichi has focused on business development, growth and acquisition strategies for distributed energy resources, including cogeneration/waster heat recovery, biomass, and solar.  He has negotiated power purchase agreements, managed due diligence teams across engineering, legal, and environmental, and managed enterprise- and project-level financial models for equity and debt placements.

Specialties

Strategy
Power Markets
Sustainability
Cleantech

Experience

Independent Cleantech Consultant
Greenleaf Advisors
Recycled Energy Development
Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance, Arab Republic Of Egypt
Mitchell Madison Group


Education

University of Chicago, Chicago Booth, MBA
University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics and Economics, BA

 

Mike Nolan


Mike Nolan


Mike Nolan

Boston, Massachusetts

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About Mike

Mike focuses on global product and solution management, process design and implementation, and market strategy. He has supported clients to develop and implement business plans for energy storage, demand response, advanced metering infrastructure, fuel cells, and carbon capture and sequestration. He is an expert in financial and regulatory analysis and modeling, electric power markets, and business/product development.

Specialties

Strategy
Global products
Energy Storage
Infrastructure
Power Markets
Finance

Experience

Siemens Industry, Inc. 
Stem, Inc., Consultant
Bloom Energy
Husk Power Systems


Education

Duke University, MBA
Duke University, Energy & the Environment, MEM
University of Colorado, Boulder, BS

 

Peter Hirschboeck


Peter Hirschboeck


Peter Hirschboeck

Chicago, Illinois

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About Peter

Peter has provided consulting and professional services for a number of different types of companies in the utility and energy space: independent trading organizations, banks, private equity companies, retail energy companies, distributed energy companies, IOUs, munis/co-ops, merchant generators, government agencies, and others. He is also a practitioner of analytics in the energy space, with applications from trading strategy development to analysis of impacts of new technologies. He has presented at conferences, published original research, and is licensed as a professional engineer. Peter also teaches in the mathematics department of the University of Chicago covering quantitative topics in financial markets.  Peter is a licensed Professional Engineer (Electric Power) in California.

Specialties

Analytics
Energy Markets
Strategy
Infrastructure

Experience

Houlihan Lokey
Bridge Strategy Group
TransMarket Group
Navigant Consulting
San Diego Gas and Electric
Sempra Energy
Illinois Department of Natural Resources


Education

University of Chicago, Financial Mathematics, MS
University of Illinois, Electrical Engineering, BS

 

Cristian Cocheci


Cristian Cocheci


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Cristian Cocheci

Charlotte, North Carolina

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About Cristian

Cristian has two decades of experience with complex technical software projects.  He is a practitioner of analytics in the energy space, with applications from energy storage optimization to data mining and software as a service solutions.

Specialties

Data Science
Full Stack Software Development
Quality Assurance
Grid Storage

Experience

Alevo Analytics
Nascent Technology
Inmarsat
Trustwave
Union Switch and Signal
Ecora Software
 


Education

University of New Hampshire, Physics, PhD
Rivier University, MS
 

 

Simon Greenberg


Simon Greenberg


Simon Greenberg

San Francisco, California

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About Simon

Simon specializes in new technology strategy and has developed commercialization plans for transmission technologies, utilities, wind and energy storage developers, and investment banks.  He also has extensive experience in power market forecasting and operational excellence.

Specialties

Strategy
Technology
Commercialization
Power Markets

Experience

Navigant Consulting
Sultzer Metco


Education

Dartmouth College, Engineering, BA; Chemical Engineering BEng

 

Andrea Katzenmayer


Andrea Katzenmayer


Andrea Katzenmayer

Chicago, Illinois

 

About Andrea

Andrea

Specialties

Accounting

Experience

 


Education

 

 

Ben Lowe


Ben Lowe


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Benjamin Lowe

Charlotte, North Carolina

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About Ben

 

Specialties

Policy
Analytics
Regulatory
 

Experience

ALEVO
Duke Energy


Education

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, MBA
Columbia University, BA
 

 

Robin McConnachie


Robin McConnachie


Robin McConnachie

Chicago, Illinois

 

About Robin

Robin has spent her entire career in the energy and technology industries working with leading product and service companies during times of technology led growth. Her expertise in operations has allowed leadership teams in mid-size professional firms and Fortune 10 multi-national companies to excel in times of disruptive change.

Specialties

Operations

Experience

Bridge Strategy Group
IBM
 




 

Natallia Pinchuk


Natallia Pinchuk


Natallia Pinchuk

Washington D.C.

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About Natallia

Natallia has served companies across the energy value chain: oil field services, gas and electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, engineering/ procurement/ construction companies, on many of their most critical strategic and operational improvement challenges. Her experience includes merger integration planning, supply chain transformation, market assessment, manufacturing footprint design, corporate sustainability, and new technology assessment.

Specialties

Strategy
Operations
Predictive Analytics
Performance Improvement

Experience

Strategy &
A.T. Kearney
Raytheon
General Electric

 


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, MBA
University of Michigan, Nuclear Engineering, MS

 

Erin Sowerby


Erin Sowerby


Erin Sowerby

Tampa, Florida

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About Erin

 

Specialties

Strategic Planning
Financial Analysis
Project and Commercial Development
Natural Gas / LNG

Experience

Hertz
Thorndike Landing
Navigant Consulting
Pace Global Energy Services
Sempra Energy


Education

University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, MS

Hope College

 

Yu Xia


Yu Xia


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Yu (Ray) Xia

Charlotte, North Carolina

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About Ray

Ray is experienced in developing optimization models for electricity and gas markets. He has provided consulting services and computational solutions for, among others, independent system operators, power producers, transmission owners, and national labs. He has published research papers on electricity markets and presented at both academic and industrial conferences.

Specialties

Electricity Markets
Distributed Energy Resources
Quantitative Models

Experience

ALEVO
Argonne National Laboratory
ISO New England


Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Electrical Engineering, PhD
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Electrical Engineering, MS
Harbin Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, BS