Press Release

Navigant Bolsters Utility, Oil and Gas Expertise with the Addition of Five Senior Professionals

January 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM EST

Expertise provides expanded operational excellence, strategy services to utility, oil and gas industries

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2015-- Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of five senior strategic hires to support the Firm’s expanding Energy practice. These professionals bring extensive industry experience and deep expertise in the areas of strategic planning, operational excellence, energy trading, asset management and security. This will further expand the capabilities and solution offerings of Navigant for its utility and oil and gas clients.

“The deep industry expertise brought by each of these individuals further strengthens the Firm’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to Navigant’s utility and oil and gas clients,” said Jan Vrins, Managing Director and practice leader for Navigant Energy. “The professionals we have added bring significant strategy and operational excellence expertise and will further enhance the skills of our global team to meet the needs of an ever changing and complex market.”

These senior experts include:

Burrell Kilmer, Managing Director, Washington, DC

Kilmer has extensive management consulting experience in the utilities industry, with a track record of helping clients improve business performance by developing and operationalizing business strategies that improve customer service, increase revenues, decrease costs, manage risk, and meet regulatory expectations. His work covers enterprise and operational strategy, business process improvement, operating model design, change management, and sourcing and technology strategy and implementation.

Bob Broxson, Managing Director, Houston, TX

Broxson has more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas sector and provides expert testimony and commercial and strategic advice to clients in the natural gas, refining, and power trading sectors. He advises clients on trading and risk related matters, including the analysis and valuation of energy commodity trading books and the analysis of energy portfolios on behalf of manufacturing firms, refineries, and natural gas gathering, processing, and production companies.

Matt Blizzard, Director, Folsom, CA

Blizzard specializes in providing reliability and security guidance designed to reduce risk, strengthen security posture, address evolving security threats, and close security vulnerabilities. Prior to joining Navigant, Blizzard served as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) where he led NERC’s team of cyber and physical security professionals and assisted in the development of cyber and physical security standards.

Mike Dyson, Director, London, England

Dyson has more than 30 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and production, and has extensive technical and operational experience in subsurface, well engineering, capital project management, technology strategy and implementation, and supply chain excellence. He focuses on delivering sustainable business performance improvements in exploration and production.

Vignesh Gulasingam, Director, Houston, TX

Gulasingam has more than 18 years of experience in the North American power markets, including strategic planning, asset acquisition and divestiture, portfolio optimization, commercial analytics and forecasting and valuation. He has served as a leader at regulated and unregulated electric utilities, leading energy consulting firms, and a start-up independent power producer.

Navigant’s Global Energy practice is recognized for providing clients with proprietary market insight, developing differentiated strategies and implementing innovative solutions that drive bottom line results in the utility and oil and gas sectors. In 2014, the Firm announced strategic investments in oil and gas talent with the addition of global upstream, midstream and downstream expertise, as well as expanded expertise in disputes and investigation services. With these expanded capabilities, Navigant is able to provide a holistic, full-scope suite of consulting services to clients in the utilities and oil and gas sectors.

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals provide services that extend from expert and advisory work through implementation and outsourcing. The firm combines deep technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism to address clients’ needs in highly regulated industries including Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare. More information about Navigant can be found at

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Navigant Investor Relations
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