February 10, 2016
Baker Botts LLP
Elaine Walsh counsels clients regarding energy company mergers, energy asset acquisitions, divestitures and investments, as well as the development of electric generation and fuel transportation and storage projects. She advises independent power producer, renewable energy, oil and gas companies, utility, coal company and power marketer clients in electricity and fuel trading and marketing activities. She also negotiates physical and financial power, fuel, cross-commodity and retail supply contracts. In addition, she counsels clients on FERC and CFTC market rules and compliance matters.
Walsh has been recognized by Chambers USA, nothing that she is "very industry-savvy, her manner is excellent, and she delivers exactly what we need and when we need it, including at very inconvenient times." The organization also said that Walsh is "esteemed for her M&A regulatory work."
Director for Energy Finance and Incentives Analysis
Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
U.S. Department of Energy
Eric Hsieh is the director for Energy Finance and Incentives Analysis within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. His team provides market, economic and financial analysis of policies and programs to meet national energy goals. Hsieh was previously the director of Business Development at Nexans, where he supported efforts to deploy new, economically beneficial transmission technologies in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to Nexans, he was the market development director for A123 Systems, where participated in market reforms that led to the company's 100th deployed megawatt of grid-connected storage. Early in his career, he served as the government relations manager at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and on staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Hsieh holds a master in public policy from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in computer science and engineering from MIT.
Greensmith Energy Management Systems
Jim Murphy has deep experience in financial leadership and operational management for high-growth companies. Most recently, Murphy was COO and CFO at DDC Advocacy, the largest full service advocacy communications firm in the nation, providing SaaS based software and services to the Fortune 500 and major industry trade associations.
Prior to DDC, Murphy was executive vice president and CFO at Cybertrust, a global leader in security services and the largest privately held Information security company with more than 1,000 employees in 40 countries. Murphy joined Cybertrust when it had $8 million in annual revenue and was instrumental in growing it to over $200 million in annual revenue when it was acquired by Verizon in 2007 for ˜$500 million.
Prior to Cybertrust, Murphy held C-level positions at various private and public companies. Murphy has an MBA from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business and a degree in accounting and MIS from California State University.
General Manager of U.S. Commercial and Industrial Business
Steve Raeder is general manager (GM) of SunEdison's eastern U.S. commercial and industrial business. In this capacity he oversees SunEdison's overall commercial development efforts within its eastern U.S. markets. Before becoming GM, Raeder was managing director of SunEdison's east coast sales team where he lead teams that generated more than 350 megawatts of backlog totaling more than $750 million in top line revenue for the company. Prior to SunEdison, Raeder held various sales and management positions at UGL Equis, CS Technology and Celeris Partners. Raeder has a BA from Gettysburg College where he majored in business administration and history.