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Adrian Reed

Managing Director

Adrian Reed is an energy industry expert with more than thirty years of knowledge spanning the oil and gas, electric power, liquified natural gas (LNG), and renewables sectors.

His functional experience includes:

  • Disputes/litigation and restructurings
  • Strategic planning and finance
  • Risk management, accounting, audit
  • Engineering and operations
  • Trading and marketing
  • Organization

Mr. Reed is a trusted advisor to CEOs and has a multidecade track record of implementing $100+ million strategic business improvement and growth initiatives. His experience includes:

  • Reported directly to the CEO of the world’s largest LNG producer and was a member of both the Executive Management and Crisis Management teams
  • Key executive for a $30 billion domestic US energy infrastructure development project
  • Advisor to CEO of $5 billion US domestic innovative non-biogenic renewable fuels development company
  • Business advisory and executive consulting experience

Mr. Reed is an organizational leader and problem solver who delivers significant cost reductions and operational efficiencies:

  • History of forming and leading teams of highly capable professionals and consultants to solve critical business challenges
  • Led project to reduce operating costs by over $100 million per year at the world’s largest LNG producer
  • Instrumental in breaking down functional and cultural barriers to deliver operational efficiencies
  • Led key corporate cost reduction and asset portfolio rationalization project initiatives delivering over $100 million in cost reductions

Employment History

Chief Planning and Risk officer

Fortis Energy Marketing and Trading
Director, Origination and Business Development; Director, Strategic Planning

Reliant Energy
Vice president, Planning and Development

McKinsey & Company
Engagement manager

Vastar Resources, Inc.
Senior strategic planning analyst

Chevron Corporation
Petroleum engineer

Community/Civic Involvement

Woodland Heights Civic Association
President, 2008–2009

Areas of Expertise


University of Texas, Austin–McCombs School of Business
MBA, General Management, 1998

University of Texas, Austin
B.S., Petroleum Engineering, 1989 (highest honors)


McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
Kozmetsky Scholar, 1998