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Andrew Mandyam is a Founder & Partner at Utilis Consulting Inc. Andrew has extensive experience in the natural gas, power generation and electricity industries, working both as an independent consultant and in executive management roles. Andrew has over twenty years of experience in utility regulation, business and strategic planning, financial management, mergers and large business transformation programs. As the Director, Regulatory Affairs, Financial Planning & Analysis at Enbridge Gas, he led the regulatory and business planning process for the successful merger of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas. Andrew has a Mechanical Engineering Degree, Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Ontario. Andrew has a broad set of skills and experience that includes engineering, operations, customer care, finance and human resources. He has provided strategic consulting and regulatory advice to energy associations, natural gas and electric utilities, and is well versed in what it takes to develop and execute a successful regulatory Rates Applications or Policy Consultation. Andrew is accomplished in stakeholder relations and facilitation, overcoming obstacles by building trust and understanding. Andrew is recognized for his leadership, integrity, respect and inspiration of teams to create a shared vision.
Brandon Ott is a Founder & Partner at Utilis Consulting Inc. Brandon’s intellect and keen sense for strategy have helped businesses succeed in the utility, energy marketing and renewable energy industries. Brandon has over ten years of targeted experience in utility regulation, business development, government relations, energy efficiency, renewable energy and deregulated energy markets. As Manager of Regulatory Applications at Enbridge Gas, Brandon led a variety of successful regulatory applications, from Leave to Construct approvals to new rate applications and clean energy proposals, including the successful Ontario Energy Board review of Enbridge Gas’s first Five Year Natural Gas Supply Plan, encompassing billions in planned expenditures. Brandon has a Master's Degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto, which compliments the business acumen he has consistently shown in both his professional career and entrepreneurial ventures. A natural writer and speaker, Brandon has a demonstrated ability to work with experts and professionals to unpack complex and obscure issues, and plot a course that puts strategy first. Both direct and tactful, Brandon is known for his ability to cut to the core of challenges, while building meaningful business relationships and leading diverse teams toward shared success.
Bruce Bacon has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry and is an expert in utility cost of service, cost allocation and rate design. Bruce is highly regarded in the electricity distribution sector, has a wealth of technical rate-making knowledge, and conducts himself with of the highest levels of integrity. Bruce was a consultant to the Ontario Energy Board in preparing its cost allocation model and has assisted in the preparation of over 100 distribution cost of service rate applications for over 45 utilities. He has also testified before the OEB on numerous occasions in support of utlity applications. Aside from his technical expertise, Bruce is known for developing meaningful working relationships across the province over the past 20 years as a consultant. Retired in 2020, Bruce joined the Utilis Team in 2022 in a part time supporting role to re-engage in the work he enjoys the most as a provider of training, technical review, and strategic advisory services.
Utilis Consulting Inc. is built on the foundational values of empowerment, efficiency and respect.
The success of Utilis is measured by the empowerment of our clients. Our clients have an in-depth understanding of their businesses and how to operate them. Utilis's role is to bolster client capabilities through critical knowledge and resource augmentation, allowing them to optimize their resources and focus on other important areas of their business.
Core to the Utilis approach is our deeply held belief in the power of efficiency. A partnership with Utilis helps our clients to make the most efficient use of their time and resources, by leveraging the deep expertise of the Utilis team and the built-in efficiencies underpinning Utilis's operating model.
A business relationship with Utilis is one grounded in respect. The skills and knowledge of the Utilis team lends confidence to our clients, but we recognize that by listening and learning from them we can gain insight and understanding that will help us to better meet their needs. In this way, Utilis strives to build meaningful relationships with clients, helping them to succeed long-term.
Utilis makes a new model of consulting available to our clients. One focused on long-term business relationships, rather than short-term deliverables. A model designed to augment the existing strengths of our clients and their staff, not outsource them. Utilis invests in specialized technology and people to create a central resource for organizations to leverage, so that our clients can focus on what matters most to them.
The Utilis model leans heavily on customer engagement, technology-enabled efficiency, and the deep expertise of the Utilis team. Utilis leverages proprietary artificial intelligence to greatly improve efficiency, allowing for more expedient results and lower costs for our clients. But strong client engagement and new-levels of efficiency can only provide value when built upon quality results. The team at Utilis have the skillset and deep expertise needed to earn and maintain the trust of our clients, giving them the confidence to augment their capabilities by leveraging the variety of services offered by Utilis.
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