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John H. Mason (Jack)
790 Racquet Lane Boulder, Colorado 80303
(720) 242-7088, (720) 242-7087 (fax),  jmason@masoneam.com
 

Summary

Energy industry executive and consultant with more than 30 years of experience developing, managing, and creating value in a series of energy/technology businesses. Held management positions to president of a 350-person $50 million public firm providing energy and environmental engineering, software, and management consulting. Start-up, turn-around, merger, and performance improvement experience as an executive and consultant.
 

Professional Experience

2009-2010 Mason Energy + Management

Principal of this energy and management consulting firm. Provide consulting services related to product development, national client management, strategic planning, energy supply management, energy efficiency, and energy cost analysis. Pursuing new business concept focused on energy efficiency for commercial buildings. Submitted several proposals to the Department of Energy and other clients, developed a business plan, developing pilot programs for several national multiple-facility companies, and pursuing funding for the business.

 

2008-2009 E Source LLC (www.esource.com)

Vice President of this provider of energy research, management, and consulting services and products to end-user companies and utilities. E Source acquired EnergyWindow in July 2008.

  • Contributed $1.1 million margin in 2008
  • Doubled E Source value based on conservative revenue and EBITDA multiples.
  • Developed the combined business strategy to provide energy supply, management, and sustainability services and products to business energy end-users

1999-2008 EnergyWindow, Inc. (www.energywindow.com)

Chief Executive and founder of this business-to-business electronic commerce firm providing online tools and products for energy procurement and supply management

  • Developed product concepts/specifications, obtained venture funding, obtained energy markets knowledge, led a team of internal and external resources developing products, obtained necessary state licenses; products included
    • Corporate energy management and environmental impact strategies and implementation programs development using a facilitated process,
    • Online system for business energy buyers to post requests and suppliers to bid resulting in $1.2 billion in energy supply agreements, and an
    • Analysis tool using energy rate research and Monte Carlo simulation to project energy costs for supply portfolios.
  • Acquired more than 30 Fortune 1000 clients.
  • Grew revenue 10-fold and achieved greater than 40% profitability within 4 years of venture capital funding.

1997-1999 Indus International, Inc

Senior Vice President with this supplier of enterprise information management systems and leader of The Indus Energy Group, their electric utility industry executive consulting practice.

  • Supported senior energy industry executives in developing and implementing strategies to improve organization and asset performance, value, and risk.
  • Led development of a major new product, acquired additional accounts, managed a multi-million dollar process/software implementation recovery
  • Met operating income commitments in 11 of 12 quarters
  • Returned the value of the acquisition of PRISM by Indus in two years.

1992-1997 PRISM Consulting, Inc.

Principal/Owner of this executive consulting firm that assisted senior energy industry executives implement strategic planning, organizational change, performance improvement, and mergers.

  • Facilitated 24 major successful organizational performance improvement engagements for board members, CEOs, presidents and other senior executives at such companies as Carolina Power & Light, Commonwealth Edison, Dominion Resources, Entergy, Houston Industries, Nebraska Public Power District, the New York Power Authority, Ontario Hydro, and numerous others.
  • Indus acquired PRISM in 1997 for two times revenue.

1995-1997 University of Colorado

Concurrently, adjunct graduate faculty member and instructor in the Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado. Taught Management of Research & Development to graduate students through classroom and remote instruction. Supervised several graduate students’ research.
 

1990-1992 TENERA, LP

President and Vice President of this public professional services company with approximately $50 million annual revenue and 350 employees. Services and products included energy facility engineering, environmental engineering, management consulting, and information systems for power and other industry and government clients.

  • Asked by the Board to take the position of president after a year of major losses,
    led a return to profitability and doubled shareholder value in two quarters.

1989-1990 Sloan School of Management

Sloan Fellow participating in an intensive 12-month program of academics and research with 50 other managers and executives from international companies. Completed publication quality research relating to professional services, education of technical professionals, and the electric power industry involving research in France, Germany, Japan, and the US.
 

1983-1989 Advanced Technology, Inc.

Vice President and Division Manager (one of three founders) of a successful subsidiary of a large government professional services company formed to port maintenance, configuration, and supply chain management services and products to commercial/industrial clients based on parent company capabilities and technology serving DOE and DOD clients.

  • Contributed 10% of the company’s revenue and 30% of the operating income contributing significant value realized in an acquisition of the parent.

1979-1983 Impell Corporation

Manager responsible for starting up and managing several different divisions of an engineering and management services company performing system engineering, design engineering, risk analysis, engineering analysis, management consulting, and information systems development. Chartered a new corporate function responsible for new product and service development.
 

Additional Experience

 

Supervisor and Engineer performing design and analysis of large electric power generation facilities—activities included computer-based physics, thermodynamics, and system modeling. Responsible for developing, obtaining Electric Power Research Institute funding for, and managing several research and development projects.

Graduate Student and Research Assistant in engineering. Research and theses focused on mathematical methods for modeling and analysis of power plant physics.

Officer in the U. S. Navy nuclear submarine program. Qualified as a senior operator of three different nuclear power plants. Led a group of instructors who trained plant operators.
 

Education

Master of Science, Management, Sloan School of Management

Doctor of Science, Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science, Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, U. S. Naval Academy

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