I am seeking a position in which I can utilize my extensive knowledge of the wholesale and retail energy markets as well as my excellent business development and analysis skills.
State University of New York/ Energy Procurement Manager (Nov. ••••• Present)
Implemented and managed the •••••campus SUNY Electricity Buying Group NYISO Direct Customer Program including participant recruitment, load forecasting, scheduling, bill verification, cost accounting, and savings analysis over multiple utility zones resulting in a $2 million energy cost savings in the first year of operation.
Expanded the NYSIO Direct Customer program to include other state agencies such as the Community College System, Office of General Services, The Department of Corrections, and the Office of Mental Health Services representing a combined load of ••••• MWh.
Developed and implemented a risk management policy and strategy for the State University of New York and to be adopted by the remaining N.Y. State agencies.
Directed real-time metering evaluation project to include all the members of the SUNY Electricity Buying Group.
Responsible for evaluating potential renewable energy contracts so as to satisfy Executive Order ••••• requiring N.Y. State agencies to purchase •••••% of their energy consumption from renewable resources.
Implemented and managed a natural gas drilling project on six of the SUNY campuses.
Responsible for tracking regulatory and market design issues pertaining to the NYISO and the New York Public Service Commission.
HRV Energy Strategies (June, ••••• November, •••••)
Retail Energy Systems Analysis (Chubu Electric Power Company)
Developed an exhaustive study of retail energy software systems for a large Japanese utility. This included an analysis of retail market dynamics and data flows relevant to the evolving Japanese market.
U.S. Retail Market Analysis (Tokyo Electric Power Company)
Provided a detailed analysis of the status of the U.S. retail energy market for the largest Japanese power utility. This analysis included a functional comparison between market dynamics in the U.S. and Japan.
Transmission/Distribution Survey (Energy Information Administration)
Performed a survey of various transmission/distribution stakeholders including RTOs, ISOs, utilities, public service commissions, and technology developers focused on new transmission and distribution technologies and their impacts on retail energy prices. This survey was conducted on behalf of the Energy Information Administration.
The Structure Group (TSG)
Internal Cross-Market Survey (April/•••••May/•••••)
Developed a cross-market survey of all open retail markets. This survey examined all operational, regulatory, and market dynamics so as to provide clients with a comprehensive document upon which to base their business efforts in any particular retail market.
Software Implementation/ Business Process Consultant (August, ••••• April, •••••)
Led effort to map multi-market business process flows as part of a enterprise-wide effort to document current business processes and identify gaps and points of redundancy.
Planned and executed the implementation of TSGs nMarket New York software package.
Worked closely with business users to train and utilize the nMarket New York software system.
Provided ongoing technical support and troubleshooting services
Monitored and communicated ongoing NYISO market changes, policies, and procedures to the client business users as they developed.
Team Lead-Business Process Consultant (January, •••••July, •••••)
TXU Energy Trading
Managed a six person team charged with the following:
Define business requirements for trading numerous commodities including Gas, Power (Generation), Financial/Physical Oil, Renewable Energy Credits, Emission Allowances, Coal, and Weather.
Perform Technical Analysis for listed commodities.
Complete Gap Analysis for Caminus/Zai*Net risk management software package designed to capture cross-commodity trades.
Design and complete System Configuration documentation for each of the listed commodities.
Create and develop business requirements documents and technical requirements for financial position reports. •••••/ Energy Procurement Manager (March, •••••December, •••••)
Negotiated and managed wholesale supply contracts.
Developed wholesale and retail price risk strategies.
Analyzed retail load requirements.
Developed multi-market load forecasting model.
Developed tracking tool for reconciliation of actual load with Green ticket purchases.
Performed settlement reconciliation with ISOs and 3rd party suppliers.
Managed and monitored relationships with ISOs
Led retail risk software review effort.
Provided CAISO bidding/scheduling services for a ••••• MW public cogeneration ••••• /Business Development Manager (October, •••••February, •••••)
Developed sales strategy targeting small business sector.
Developed small business product including flat rate pricing for Pennsylvania market.
Designed and implemented automated small business sign-up process for ••••• website.
Managed offline, third-party affiliate sales effort including, employee associations, residential and small commercial aggregators, corporate tabling, etc.
Screened and responded to Requests for Proposals (San Diego Employers Association, Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors).
Initiated and managed relationship with ITOCHU International, Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation (both major stakeholders in •••••).
NewEnergy (June, •••••October •••••)- Business Development Manager/Northern California
Participated in the development of sales strategy for Northern California sales office.
Participated in the development of marketing strategy including the design and distribution of marketing collateral.
Managed over ••••• corporate accounts representing over $••••• million in annual electricity revenue in Northern California including federal, state, and municipal agencies as well as large commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers. Clients included Catholic Healthcare West, Association of California Water Agencies, the Department of Defense, City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, the Western Growers Association, and the Northern California Grocers Association.
Project managed the installation of over ••••• telecommunications and metering systems in Northern California.
Provided billing solutions to all Northern California accounts.
Responsible for customer retention efforts for Northern California region with a •••••% success rate.
CALSTART (April •••••June •••••)- Director, Participant Services
Responsible for increasing membership to over two hundred participating organizations including Motorola, Toyota Motor Company, USA, Hewlitt-Packard, AlliedSignal.
Streamlined customer delivery systems and improved membership retention rates to over •••••%.
Developed OEM recruitment strategy targeting top ••••• manufacturers.
Organized two Advanced Transportation Industry conferences attended by industry leaders. Over •••••+ attendees per conference.
Designed, produced, and distributed industry-wide Yellow Pages.
Education: San Francisco State University, Bachelors of Arts in Geography
I possess strong analytical, consulting, and project management skills as well as the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, team environment. Additionally, I possess a high degree of proficiency in the following software programs:
First Step (Interfacing Technologies)