Mr. Patrick Reames
Managing Director, The Americas
Mr. Reames has more than 30 years of energy industry experience. He has a deep understanding, developed through hands-on experience and managerial oversight, of upstream and midstream oil and gas operations including exploration, production, gathering, gas plant operations and pipeline operations. Additionally, he has 5 years of energy commodity trading, transportation, and risk management experience with Hess Corp. (formally known as Amerada Hess), a Fortune 100 integrated energy marketing company. Over the last twelve years, he has been focused primarily on information technology serving energy trading, marketing, and risk management. Prior to joining UtiliPoint in 2006, Mr. Reames served as an executive for several technology companies (including TransEenrgy Management, Altra Energy, and TradeWell Systems) providing products and services to energy trading and marketing organizations. In these roles, his focus was on the creation and delivery of innovative, high value service products designed to ensure the successful implementation and on-going use of technology solutions.
Mr. Reames is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events. He has published numerous articles in industry publications and contributes regularly to the UtiliPoint’s Issue Alert series. Mr. Reames maintains the CTRM Blog and website (http://wwwctrmblog.com) and is the co-author of the book “Selecting and Implementing Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Software – A Primer”.
Gary M. Vasey, Ph.D.
MD, Europe & Asia Pacific
Dr. Gary M. Vasey is an energy industry expert noted for his analysis, consulting, marketing and branding skills. Gary currently manages UtiliPoint’s European practice from our office in the Czech Republic. With over 22-years experience in the energy and utilities industry, Gary has experienced the industry’s volatility as a geologist, consultant, software developer, analyst and marketing practitioner providing him with unique insights, not just into the entire energy value chain, but also into how to position, brand and deliver products and services to the industry. He is a noted expert on the energy trading, transaction and risk management software industry and an accomplished industry analyst and thought leader.
Gary has published more than 500 articles on energy and utility industry trends in a variety of publications, is a regular speaker at industry conferences and the co-editor of the UtiliPoint book Trends in Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Software – A Primer. Most recently he contributed the two chapters to The Professional Risk Managers‘ Guide to Energy and Environmental Markets published by PRMIA and two chapters, co-written with Peter C. Fusaro, to Weather, Energy and Environmental Hedging – An Introduction (ICFAI University Press, 2007) edited by Amando F C Da Silva.
Gary is also the co-founder of the Energy Hedge Fund Center (www.energyhedgefunds.com) and the co-author of Energy & Environmental Hedge Funds – The New Investment Paradigm (Wiley, 2006) with Peter C. Fusaro and of many trade press articles on hedge funds in the energy industry. He and Mr. Fusaro are also the joint editors of EnergyHedge, an electronic newsletter published by the Energy Hedge Fund Center.
Gary holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Contact Gary at gvasey at utilipoint dot com
or +420 775 718 112