Senior hires will help energy companies and utilities evolve their
businesses as the energy transition accelerates
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24NCI&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$NCIlt;/agt;–Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced four senior-level industry
professionals have joined the company’s growing global Energy segment.
Directors Margot Everett, Shawn Fountain, Dieter Keller-Giessbach, and
Peter Kolmeijer serve clients that are transforming their businesses by
leveraging new business and regulatory models, digital strategies,
emerging technologies, and new approaches to data analytics.
“Energy companies and utilities are under more pressure than ever to
rethink their business and regulatory strategies, transform their
operations and cultures, and embrace new technologies and data analytics
to continue to serve their customers,” says Jan Vrins, managing director
and leader of Navigant’s global Energy segment. “Dieter, Margot, Shawn,
and Peter understand the challenges the energy transition is creating
for our clients, and they are ready to help innovate, find new strategic
pathways, and prepare our client’s businesses for an Energy
Everett, Director, San Francisco
As an industry leader in developing modern policy, regulatory, and
pricing solutions for utilities, Everett helps clients transform their
regulatory strategy and pricing structures to improve transparency,
promote new technologies, and maintain cost-based economic principles.
She has nearly 35 years of experience in energy policy, market issues,
analytics, and strategy, with expertise in electric and gas regulation
and rate design, cost allocation, load forecasting and research, and
market and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining Navigant,
Everett led Pacific Gas and Electric’s rates and regulatory analytics
department, where she championed innovative commercial electric vehicle
rates, developed alternative rate and compensation options for
distributed energy resources, and addressed cost-of-service analytics.
Everett also led Pacific Gas and Electric’s market and credit risk
department, and has held senior roles at Constellation Energy,
PacifiCorp, and PPM Energy.
Fountain, Director, Boulder, Colo.
Helping utilities and other energy companies maximize value through
advanced data visualization and analytics, Fountain is an experienced
industry professional and solution architect with over 25 years of
energy consulting experience. His previous engagements span a wide range
of strategy, design, and implementation projects of large-scale
technology and data analytics programs, with specific projects ranging
from energy price forecasting, generation dispatch modeling, market
settlement, pricing and billing for competitive retailers, and meter
data management. Fountain has focused on transformational meter-to-cash
projects for more than 10 years. He is also experienced with advanced
metering infrastructure, conservation voltage reduction, distributed
energy resources, and operational awareness for transmission control
rooms. Previously, Fountain worked at Genscape, a firm focused on
real-time data delivery and market intelligence, and at BRIDGE Energy
Group as a lead in the analytics practice.
Keller-Giessbach, Director, Cologne, Germany
Keller-Giessbach is advancing the Energy segment’s key client
relationships in Germany and with other electric and natural gas
distribution companies across Europe. With more than 25 years of
professional experience in the European utility industry, he has led
clients through digital and business transformations, developed and
executed market entry strategies, and provided large-scale project
management and governance support. His recent consulting projects have
focused on the electricity and gas distribution segment, where
significant aspects of the energy transition are taking root, as well as
digital transformation readiness, large-scale integration of electric
vehicles and charging infrastructure, and the identification and
development of new business areas. Prior to joining Navigant, he held
partner and senior management consulting roles at Capgemini, IBM Global
Business Services, and Logica CMG (now CGI).
Kolmeijer, Director, Utrecht, Netherlands
Focused on the Energy segment’s key account relationships in the
Netherlands and with distribution and transmission system operators
across Europe, Kolmeijer has nearly 30 years of experience in the
utility industry. Throughout his career, he has worked in lockstep with
utilities and energy companies to transform business operations,
identify solutions, and develop new technical and commercial offerings.
Well-versed in high- and extra-high voltage infrastructure, Kolmeijer
has supported projects as a power transformer and overhead line
consultant. He has served clients across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North
America, including transmission system operators, governments, power
generation utilities, and manufacturers. Prior to joining Navigant, he
was the key account manager at DNV GL for TenneT and elia. He is a
former officer of the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he focused on
technical staff naval aviation.
With over 600 consultants, Navigant’s
global Energy segment is the largest energy and sustainability
consulting team in the industry. We collaborate with utilities and
energy companies, governments and NGOs, large corporations, product
manufacturers, tech vendors, and investors to help them thrive in a
rapidly changing energy environment. Our clients include the world’s 60
largest electric, water, and gas utilities; the 20 largest independent
power generators; and the 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline
companies. Navigant’s seasoned professionals and highly skilled
specialists form exceptional teams to help clients transform their
businesses, manage complexity and accelerate operational performance,
meet compliance requirements, and transform organizations and systems to
address upcoming changes as the energy transition accelerates.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.
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