M.J. Beck Consulting, LLC staff and advisors represent a mix of highly experienced industry professionals that together provide a broad resource pool to address key issues and concerns of our clients. The team holds complementary backgrounds in engineering, economics, finance, law, and public policy.
In addition to our full time staff and advisors, MJB maintains strategic relationships with other service organizations including; First Quartile Consulting (utilities benchmarking), Karbone, and GE’s Applications and Systems Engineering team.
Mike established MJ Beck Consulting in 2006 as a vehicle to provide specialized service to the energy industry, specifically in the power and environmental areas. He has been involved in energy consulting for over 20 years and has consulted for a variety of organizations on a broad range of topics including generation and transmission operations, strategic planning, asset valuation, knowledge and risk management, environmental strategy, and competitive analysis. An attentive leader with a proven, results-driven record of business development, project management, and problem solving, he uses excellent communications and interpersonal skills to work with clients to deliver measurable, distinctive results. Prior to forming MJ Beck Consulting, Mike held senior positions at Hagler Bailly (formerly Theodore Barry & Associates) and PA Consulting. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Drexel University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey.
Bill is an energy finance specialist with over 15 years of experience in energy-related banking, financial advisory and financial risk management. He is an expert in energy finance, including “cutting edge” experience in renewable energy. He has worked with private equity firms and hedge funds identifying, evaluating and structuring energy-related investment opportunities and financings. He has evaluated, structured and closed transactions in alternative fuels, renewable energy and energy technology. Prior to this position, Bill was Vice President and Co-Head of DZ Bank’s energy corporate finance group, where he managed $3 billion+ in complex financings for the electric power, oil and gas and refining sectors. In addition, Mr. Klun was the senior bank representative in several high profile restructurings, including Enron, Williams Companies, PG&E NEG and Mirant. Prior to DZ Bank, Mr. Klun was a Principal with PA Consulting, and was a Director at Louis Dreyfus Corporation and the Duke Energy/Louis Dreyfus joint venture, where he structured derivative transactions and financial risk management strategies for the energy industry and corporate energy consumers. Bill has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He has contributed several articles to Institutional Investor on energy finance subjects and authored Market Risk in Electric Generation Finance in Energy Convergence: The Beginning of the Multi-Commodity Market, (Wiley Finance, pub.).
Dr. Kamal Golabi
As Science Advisor to MJB, Dr. Golabi specializes in designing optimization models and solution methods for large-scale, complex, multi-objective decision problems. During the last twenty-five years, the focus of his work has been on the design and development of planning, optimization and risk management systems for infrastructure and energy networks. He has also contributed to the theory and application of stochastic dynamic systems, probabilistic inventory theory, multi-objective optimization models, and economic models for energy and natural resources. Dr. Golabi is President and Chief Scientist of Optima, Inc, and has served as consultant and advisor to numerous international and national organizations, foreign governments, state agencies, research institutes and corporations. He has won the Franz Edelman Prize, awarded by the the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and has been published widely. Dr. Golabi received a BS in Process Engineering from the Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Management Science/Operations Research from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Alexander L. Huhmann
Alex has over thirty four years experience in the power industry with strong credentials and a solid record of achievement in the technical and financial aspects of evaluating and deploying power generation and emissions control technologies, creating cost-effective generation strategies, and negotiating clean air initiatives. He also has an extensive engineering and economic background in optimizing existing generating technology and integrating new technologies into a company’s business strategy. He has published numerous papers in several technical journals and holds a patent for NOx control technology for coal fired utility boilers. Alex worked for Westinghouse early in his career and then for Public Service Electric & Gas, and its subsidiary, PSEG – Power, with responsibilities for Environmental Engineering and Advanced Generation Technologies. Alex holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York, an MBA from Rutgers University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey. He holds a Gold Seal Stationary Engineers License as well as a Wastewater Plant Operators License for the state of New Jersey.
Roger Campbell is a proven leader in the energy industry with 35 years of service at both the corporate officer level as well as an industry consultant. Roger’s expertise includes corporate finance; fuel supply and transportation; generation planning; strategic planning; demand side management; mergers and acquisition; auditing and productivity improvement. He has testified as an expert witness on numerous subjects before various regulatory authorities. Roger brings the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization from the board of directors through the various ranks of management. He has a proven track record of successful results ranging from starting new companies to managing large organizations. Roger has been COO for Express Marine Inc. a national marine transportation company; CFO for Delmarva Power & Light Company; Senior VP for ICF Kaiser and Managing Director for Theodore Barry & Associates. Roger holds a BSBA degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from Penn State.
Dr. Liggio has a bachelors, masters and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Systems Analysis and Economics for Public Decision Making from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering also from The Johns Hopkins University. He previously worked for Orion Power Holdings as a pricing and operations strategist, performing quantitative analysis, asset optimization and commercialization. Orion was purchased by Reliant Energy where he was briefly a market analyst. He left Reliant to start Meissa Consulting LLC, a consulting company specializing in operations management consulting. In 2006 he joined US Power Generating Company where he was the Director of Commercial Strategy and Alternative Energy Programs. At the time USPowerGen had no energy management infrastructure in place. Dr. Liggio was instrumental in building the asset management desk and its business processes. At USPowerGen he was an asset manager for the New York City portfolio, and later supported the asset management desk, analyzing operations, developing and validating bidding and commercial strategies, and developing tools to manage the commercial operations.
Mike DellaGala is an Advisor to MJB and Managing Director of DG Energy Partners. DG Energy was founded to provide solar EPCs and Integrators with tax structured project financing, economic analysis and PPA services. Prior to founding DG, Mike served as REgeneration Finance’s Vice President of Structured Finance where he modeled and structured financing for more than 25 MW of distributed generation solar development, totaling $75 million in tax equity, $160 million in construction debt and $60 million in term debt utilizing the Master Tenant/Lease Pass-through structure. Working closely with the sales and legal teams, he originated and assisted in the negotiation of PPA contracts for more than 13 MW, adding roughly $6.5 million to firm’s revenue at financial closing and $61 million over the term of the PPA contracts. Mike has financial modeling experience in additional tax structures including the “partnership flip”, sale/leaseback and New Markets structures. Mike also has market experience as a fixed income risk analyst and as an interest rate derivatives sales associate. He holds a MSc in Financial Engineering from New York University and he holds an MA in Economics from Fordham University and a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts.