Navigant Deepens its Energy Practice Expertise with the Addition of Five Senior Professionals
New hires bring industry experience in the utility sector
“Each of these senior hires brings deep industry expertise that will continue to support our global growth strategy,” says Jan Vrins, Managing Director and practice leader for Navigant Energy. “In the midst of broad transformations in the utility and oil and gas industries, Navigant is expanding its capabilities and enhancing the skills of our global team in order to deliver creative, cost-effective solutions that will help our clients be successful in rapidly changing and complex markets.”
The new senior experts include:
Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the utility industry, Patrylak is experienced in delivering strategic advisory services to clients related to power market assessment, asset valuation, strategic resource planning, environmental and regulatory policy advisory, energy procurement, and economic transmission planning. Prior to rejoining Navigant, Patrylak led Black & Veatch’s Energy Markets and Strategic Resource Planning practice.
With more than 25 years of experience in utility operations, Smith brings a strong focus and deep experience in smart grid, grid modernization, meter-to-cash, work and asset management, distributed generation, and demand response. He has worked closely with clients across the industry globally. He joins Navigant from Wipro Technologies, where he led the global smart grid practice.
Over his near 30-year career, Wilhite has dedicated himself primarily to
the electric utility industry and brings to Navigant a strong record of
creating value, articulating industry thought leadership, and providing
strong growth strategies to utility clients. His career includes stints
With more than 25 years of experience in multiple industries, including
utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, and manufacturing, including work in
the finance, management consulting, and technology fields, Agoston
brings deep expertise in lean manufacturing, operational excellence,
supply chain management, and business transformation. Agoston has a
demonstrated record of driving transformational change using process
excellence and Lean Six Sigma tools. He joins Navigant with many years
of experience in both industry and consulting, most recently with
With over 25 years of experience steering change in both the utility and
telecommunications industries, Livingstone’s focus is on strategy
development and advice, complex analysis, and business transformation.
He has particular experience in the customer opportunities and
commercial challenges involved in smart energy and the major market and
regulatory changes involved in the expansion of low-carbon energy.
Livingstone joins Navigant from the energy practice at
Navigant’s global Energy practice is recognized for providing clients with proprietary market insight, developing differentiated strategies and implementing innovative solutions that drive both top and 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 energy industry.