CHICAGO – Navigant today announced three senior-level industry professionals have joined the company’s growing global Energy practice.
Managing Directors Mark Eisenhower and Michelle Fay, along with Director Greg Simmons, bring decades of strategic and operational experience to help their clients compete in an increasingly clean, intelligent, mobile, and distributed energy ecosystem.
“As the energy transition gathers even more momentum, utilities, energy companies, governments, and large corporations must take a more holistic approach to strategic planning and transformation,” says Jan Vrins, leader of Navigant’s global Energy practice. “Mark, Michelle, and Greg are ready to help clients connect the dots between strategy, technology, regulation, sustainability, and operations to implement changes that will transform their businesses, increase stakeholder value, and allow them to remain nimble as the energy landscape continues to evolve.”
Mark Eisenhower, Managing Director, Washington DC
With a history of growing businesses in diverse markets, Eisenhower partners with industry executives to help them develop and operationalize strategies for sustainable excellence and increased shareholder value. His work includes enterprise and operational strategy, go-to-market and product development strategy, organizational restructuring, business transformation, and change management, as well as M&A advisory, valuations, and post-merger integrations. Prior to joining Navigant, Eisenhower served as vice president of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation where he developed, vetted, and executed the company’s strategic plan and worked on converting growth goals into specific business opportunities. He also served as Siemens Industry’s senior vice president, where he led the company’s energy and financial markets platform with a focus on the natural gas value chain.
Michelle Fay, Managing Director, Burlington, Mass.
With more than 20 years of experience, Fay partners with clients to envision and deliver programs that support the transformative changes taking place in the energy industry. Her role includes developing business processes, implementing new and innovative technologies, and designing and implementing organizational changes to support business strategy. Throughout her career, Fay has led several grid modernization programs, managing and overseeing strategic program management offices with a focus on realization of benefits and reduced risk. Her expertise includes program and project management, organizational change management, account management, process and performance improvement, grid modernization, energy efficiency, and analytics. Prior to Navigant, Fay was vice president and general manager at BRIDGE Energy Group. She has also worked at Aclara and PricewaterhouseCoopers, delivering services and solutions to over 80 large utilities.
Greg Simmons, Director, Washington DC
Simmons is a recognized leader in sustainability and energy management, with more than 20 years of experience meeting the complex challenges of large commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental clients. At Guidehouse, he helps clients create science-based targets; environmental, social, and governance plans; and implement sustainable journeys to reduce carbon emissions and decrease energy use. His skills in energy supply, energy risk management, carbon abatement, energy efficiency, project finance, renewable generation, and distributed energy solutions help clients optimize their sustainability strategies and minimize utility costs. Prior to Navigant, Simmons held leadership positions with Siemens, Pepco Energy Services, and Statoil Energy, managing functions in the areas of sales, account management, retail electricity, retail natural gas, energy/sustainability consulting, and energy performance contracting.
With over 600 consultants, Navigant’s global Energy practice 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. Guidehouse’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.