Epiphany Energy Consulting
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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Randy Abe started his career as an auditor with Touche Ross in the World Trade Center.  After receiving an MBA from The Wharton School, Randy co-founded a minority-owned energy marketing company in Los Angeles, and worked with numerous Houston-based energy trading companies.  In 1996, Randy started independent consulting for large utility companies, energy trading/marketing companies, and gas producers in the area of financial controls and integration of trading, risk management and ERP systems.  By the early-2000s, Epiphany Energy Consulting had with major corporate clients across the US and South America.  

In 2006, Epiphany was retained to lead the Market Redesign and Technology Update (MRTU) program for a large Southern California electric utility, and later as part of their Smart Metering initiative.  In 2010, Epiphany was engaged to implement an energy trading/logistics approach within the coal industry, one in the US and the second based in London, Singapore and South Africa.  Since then, Epiphany has designed and developed custom ETRM and CTRM systems and reporting data warehouse applications.

In 2017, Epiphany was retained by a large Port Logistics/Maritime industry player to assist in implementation of their Microsoft ERP system.  Also in 2017, Epiphany was retained to lead the implementation of the OpenLink Endur platform, the leading Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) system for a large US natural gas producer.

In 2018, Epiphany continues to serve its existing and new clients.  Epiphany has been recently retained by a Midwestern gas utility company to develop business requirements and as advisor for an upcoming ETRM vendor RFP.

 

Get in touch

We at Epiphany know that finding the right consultant and systems integrator is a choice that will make or break your project. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Epiphany Team

 
 
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Managing Partner

D. Randall (Randy) Abe

Randy has been working as an independent consultant since 1996, after working on Wall Street and gaining experience in accounting, corporate finance, and securities and commodities trading.  This experience has been critical in bringing insights from other industries into the energy trading, power generation, coal and metals extraction and maritime clients.

 

 

Education

THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Master of Business Administration

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
B.S., Accounting

Certifications

• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

 
 

 
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Executive Director

Claire Pringle Gotham

Ms. Gotham is an experienced trading and risk management consultant. She has over 20 years of experience in the commodities industry, starting as a commodity broker with Grain Service Corporation in 1993.  Claire has expertise in ETRM implementation, market analytics, and trading/hedge accounting training.  Claire has previously worked at Sempra Solutions, PG&E, Deloitte and Touche, Macquarie, and Ernst & Young.  Claire’s experience includes advising and reporting to C-level executives and working effectively with the Board of Directors. This makes her ideally suited to assist companies with sophisticated projects to develop commodity trading and hedging strategies, implement risk management structures and develop trading strategy.  

 

Education

TULANE UNIVERSITY
B. A. Anthropology and Spanish, Cum Laude

 

Certifications

Series 3 license & registration with NFA & the CFTC (inactive)

 

 

 
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Executive Director

Brad Herron

Brad has over 15 years of experience with Structure Consulting Group and Accenture leading technology projects within the Energy Industry.  He has deep functional skill sets across energy trading & risk management front, middle and back-offices, and brings end-to-end expertise to his clients to deliver holistic solutions.  Brad is a SME across North America power, natural gas and environmental markets along with asset optimization, generation and load modeling. Brad has extensive expertise conducting business needs assessments and helps his clients identify operational and economic areas of opportunity.  During his career, Brad has repeatedly guided sizeable, cross-functional teams in the design, re-design and launch of leading-edge technology solutions.  Brad brings deep energy domain knowledge, ETRM implementation experience and large consultancy insights to Epiphany's clients.

Education

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering - Environmental Engineering Focus & Economics

 Certifications

Allegro Certified System Administration Professional


 
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Executive director

Jon Liljekrans

Jon brings a unique skill set to Epiphany Energy Consulting. He is an innovative, results-driven executive with an exceptional background leading the development and implementation of new technology initiatives that expand business, improve quality, enhance systems, manage risk, and increase productivity and efficiency. Jon has deep experience in software development, agile methodology, systems integration and implementation, process documentation and improvement, project management, capital markets trading operations and risk management. He is a change agent able to apply both his business operations and technology background to implement best business practices and processes that generate revenues and establish industry leadership. Jon is a leader who combines strong leadership and technology vision to achieve exceptional business goals and build high performing customer focused teams.

 
 

Education

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Masters Business Administration

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Certifications

  • Series 3 license & registration with NFA & the CFTC (inactive)

  • Series 7 – General Securities (inactive)

  • Series 63 – Uniform State Law (inactive)

  • Series 4 – Option Principal (inactive)

  • Series 24 - General Securities Principal (inactive)

  • Series 55 – OTC Equities Trader (inactive)


 
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Executive Director

Douglas D. (Doug) Jacques

Mr. Jacques has over 30 years of experience across North America originating and closing complex long-term commercial transactions involving energy products with both physical and financial structures.  He has expertise in virtually all segments of the natural gas value chain, including gathering and processing, term market origination, power plant fuel supply and hedging, and optimization of long term transportation and storage assets.

Doug has previously worked at Macquarie Energy, RBS Sempra Commodities, UBS Energy, PG&E National Energy Group, Union Pacific Fuels, Chevron Corporation, and Warren Petroleum.  He has also provided independent consulting services in the natural gas and power sector to a number of clients, including power generators, producers, and marketing services companies.  

 

Education

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, GOLDEN COLORADO

Bachelor of Science, Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering


 
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Senior Management consultant

Henry Gomez

Henry brings energy and E&P accounting experience from Halliburton Energy Services and Occidential Petroleum, and manufacturing experience from Dresser Rand and ITT Corporation where Henry served as Controller of a manufacturing unit.  Henry's exceptional experience and accounting knowledge enabled him to successfully manage our recent ERP selection and implementation project, and accounting business process improvement engagement.

 

Education

HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY, PHILIPPINES
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

 

Certifications

• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

 

 
 

 
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Senior Management consultant

Jeffrey N. Oakley

Jeff is a project development and management expert with over 18 years of experience in the IT industry including complex computer networks and software development and implementations.  After serving our country with the United States Joint Forces Command, Jeff honed his project management and consulting skills through a variety of hardware and software projects.  Jeff's extensive experience adds to Epiphany's project resources.

Education

ST. LEO UNIVERSITY, FLORIDA
Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems

ST. LEO UNIVERSITY, FLORIDA
Associates Degree, Business Administration