John M. Shearman
Chief Executive Officer
Jack has more than
35 years of consulting and management experience serving global electric
and gas utility markets. His special focus is on Deregulation, Competitive Positioning, and the Management of Change. He also has extensive expertise in strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and asset and performance management. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is well known for his perspectives on industry strategic directions.
Prior to founding UMS, Jack was a senior member of Booz Allen & Hamilton’s utility practice.
He also served for 11 years in various leadership capacities at two major U.S. east coast utilities. Jack holds a professional engineer’s license and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.
Managing Director -
Jan has 14 years of management and consulting
experience in energy and utilities and he has
extensive knowledge in strategic planning,
investment-, maintenance-, risk management, and
management of change. His focus area is in asset
management and restructuring programs in the energy
and utilities markets.
Prior to joining UMS, his experience includes 6 years
(senior) management in a power generation company, 3
years of management consulting at a global ICT-company
in the international energy markets, and 5 years the
managing director Asset Management of Infrastructures
(Electricity, Gas, Water) within Energy Company Nuon in
Mr. Frenken is a senior professional in the European energy industry. He has in-depth knowledge of the entire energy value chain, from the power station to the grid to trading and commercial management. This includes biomass, wind, coal and gas power plants, gas storage, pipelines and customized industrial end user contracts. He has recently joined UMS Group as a member of the management team with a focus on renewables and semi- and non-regulated businesses, and is responsible for operations in Germany and Central & Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining UMS Group, Remco spent 14 years in senior management positions overseeing energy trading with RWE and Essent. He started his career as an R&D consultant in the energy industry, is fluent in four languages, and holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Anthony P. Saker
Managing Director -
Tony has over 20 years
experience in the infrastructure and utilities
industries worldwide. Tony has been with UMS for
over 10 years project leading and product developing
a number of complex strategic asset management,
optimisation, contract management, benchmarking, and
operational projects for a global range of electric,
gas, and water utility firms. In particular his
clients include all major urban Australian utilities
and a vast majority worldwide from the UK, Europe, New
Zealand, USA, China, South East Asia, and the Middle
Tony is a Chartered
Professional Engineer holding a Degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Sydney and also holds a Graduate Diploma of
Management and is a member of the Australian Institute
of Management and Australian Institute of Management
Jeffrey W. Cummings
Managing Director - North America
Jeff has 30 years of professional consulting experience, with an extensive background in both engineering and strategic and operational planning for the large investor-owned utilities and municipalities in North America and Australia. He focuses on addressing key strategic and operational challenges and has most recently focused on T&D network modernization, distribution reliability, energy efficiency, fleet optimization, capital investment planning and prioritization, asset strategy and plan development, organizational transformation, and regulatory strategy.
Prior to joining UMS Group, Jeff operated an independent consulting practice, served as Vice President of Nuclear Engineering at Vectra Technologies, and was employed by Stone and Webster Engineering. Jeff holds an M.S. degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy.
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