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The CMG team has deployed over $10 billion in projects and has over 30 years of proven technology and market experience in Smart Grids, Smart Utilities,Smart Cities, and Smart Buildings. We have market development and technology expertise in Energy, Water & Wastewater, IoT, Telecommunications, Sensors, Mobility, Manufacturing, Computers, BigData and Software.

We enable smarter solutions. We help define and accelerate the digitalization and transformation of our customers. Our Smart Solutions are built with our unique and proven Smart Design, Build, Run, and Optimize Frameworks. For utilities, cities, and enterprises, these frameworks consist of proven strategies, processes, and best practices on how to design, build, run, and optimize all elements of planning and operational execution. For vendors and startups, these frameworks accelerate product innovation, go-to-market planning and commercialization.

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Andres Carvallo – CEO & Founder

Previously EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Proximetry, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Grid Net, CIO at Austin Energy, CTO at Pecan Street Project, CEO at HillCast Technologies, CEO at agentGo.com, EVP at iMark.com, VP at Tycho Networks, President & GM at Philips Consumer Communications, GM at Digital Equipment Corp., GM at Borland, Regional Manager at SCO, PM at SCO, and Windows and MS-DOS PM at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

Expertise — General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Project Management, Product Management, Utility Operations, Grid Design, Generation Design, Software Development, Energy Markets, Telecom Markets, Software Markets, and Technology Integration

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart Grid Governance, Smart City Roadmap, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, Virtual Power Plan Planning, and Distribution Management System Lifecycle Management.


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Ross Baldick – Senior Consultant

Professor at UT-Austin.  Previously Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic University, and Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Expertise — Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Grid Design, Utility Operations, Energy Markets, and Technology Integration.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart City Roadmap, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, and Virtual Power Plan Planning.


John Butler – Senior Consultant & Advisor

Director of Jon Brumley Texas Ventures Labs at UT-Austin, Professor at UT-Austin, and Research Fellow at IC2. John brings over 30 years of entrepreneurship development, technology commercialization, and economic development expertise t the team as well as his masterful teaching skills.

Expertise – Strategic Planning, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management, Smart City Planning, Economic Development, Technology Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Development.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Cities Roadmap, Smart Cities Governance, and Go-To-Market Planning.


Kevin Clark – Senior Consultant

Previously Partner of Program Delivery at DxCConsulting – Public Sector; Director of EAM & ERP Project Management at Infor; Practice Director of Enterprise Asset Management at 21Tech LLC; Acting IT Director and Programs Manager at Axip Energyand Valerus Compression, Practice Director of Transformation and PMO at Cohesive Solutions, Group Lead and Acting SAP ERP Director at Rockwell Collins, Acting CIO and IT Applications Manager and program director at STP Nuclear, SAP and Oracle IT Business Systems Manager at Thomas & Betts; Senior Strategy Consultant and acting Deputy CIO at City of Memphis, TN, and Lead Technical Business Advisor of Global Customer Service and Engineering at Fedex.

Expertise – Digital and Business Optimization and Transformation (BOT), Enterprise Program and Project Management (EPMO), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM), Gap Analysis, Strategy Development, Financial Modeling and Reporting, System Development Life Cycle, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).  Kevin has led multiple M&A and divestiture programs during his career and he managed countless Applications Development, Off-shore, near-shore, IT Out-Sourcing, Lean Manufacturing, Transit, DoD, Law Enforcement, Transit, Energy & Utilities to best in class performance.

CMG Frameworks – Enterprise Project Management Office, Business Optimization and Transformation, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, IT Governance  Risk & Compliance, Cyber Security & Compliance, Strategy and Scenario Planning.


Chris Germann – Senior Consultant

Previously Sales Enablement Strategy Global Leader at Oracle Digital, Executive Partner at Gartner, VP of Service Delivery at Gartner, and IT Asset Management Leader at Gartner.

Expertise — Digital Strategy, Subscription Business Models, Customer service engagement and customer success operating models, CIO role advisory and IT management.

CMG Frameworks – Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, and Business Optimization and Transformation.


Bill Haser – Senior Consultant

Previously vice president and chief information officer with Tenneco an $9.3 billion global manufacturing company. In this role, Mr. Haser had responsibility for the company’s global information technology operations. Mr. Haser was named Tenneco’s Global CIO in 2002. Prior he served as vice president and CIO for Tenneco’s American businesses and as vice president and CIO of Tenneco Packaging. Prior to entering IT, Bill held roles in manufacturing, engineering, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, general management, and finance.

Expertise – Business Transformation, Business Process Optimization, IT and Process Governance, IT Strategy, Strategic Planning, Organizational Change Management, Enterprise Integration, Vendor Management.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Factories, and Smart Buildings.


Audry Hegwood – Marketing Consultant

Prior to CMG, Audry was the Vice President of Events and Media Production at Zpryme where she was responsible for creating and executing all aspects of the company’s events and conferences strategy which ultimately came to represent the largest part of the company’s revenue.  Many of the events she and her team built have become premiere branded properties in the Energy and Utility industries including ETS, City of the Future (COF), start@ETS, and Water Energy Summit (WE3), which now attract thousands of attendees annually including high profile CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CTOs, and senior executives from elite organizations in these key industries.

Audry studied Communication Studies with a concentration on Organizational Communication and also pursued Leadership Studies and Theater at Texas State University.

Expertise – Branding & Marketing Strategy, Marketing Programs, and Market Development.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, and Go-To-Market Planning.


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Jim Henry – Senior Consultant

Previously Board Member at Global Alliance on Tax Justice, Board Member Tax Justice Network, and Chief Economist at McKinsey and Co.

Expertise — General Management, Strategic Planning, Channel Development, Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Project Management, Telecom Markets, Software Markets, and Technology Integration.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, and Business Optimization and Transformation.


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Atul Mahajan – Senior Consultant

Previously CEO of Oshawa Power and Utilities, CEO of HDM Interactive Inc.  Also a board director at Toronto East General Hospital.

Expertise – General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Use Cases, Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Project Management, Energy & Utility Operations, and Telecom Operations.

CMG Frameworks – Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning.


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Bill Marsh – Senior Consultant

Previously Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dell, General Partner at Oxantium Ventures, Co-Founder and CTO at Traq Wireless, Senior Director at Motorola, and VP and Principal at Cambridge Strategic Management Group.

Expertise — General Management, Strategic Planning Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Project Management, Product Management, Software Development, Telecom Markets, Software Markets, and Technology Integration.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart City Roadmap, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, and Virtual Power Plan Planning.


Cristiano Monsalves – Senior Consultant

Prior to CMG, Cristian worked in the middle east and Europe as director of projects for Takasolutions, Director of BD for energy efficiency and sustainability division for ECM Holding group. He is currently the central Texas US Green Building Council Chair for Green Schools, part of the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (Energy and Water) for Austin School district and past vice-president for the Association of Energy Engineers.

Expertise – Energy efficiency and building infrastructure project management, distributed generation, renewables, electric vehicles, and sustainability programs for Municipal, Federal and strategic commercial and industrial customers.

CMG Framework – Smart Buildings, Business Optimization and Transformation, and Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning.


Tom Rose – Senior Consultant

Previously President of Geometric Strategies, LLC, CEO of Clean Energy Technology Association, Inc., Director of Governmental Policy at TXU Corporation Vice President of Public Policy at TXU Corporation, Manager of Advocacy & Compliance at TXU Business Services, Regulatory Engineering Manager at TU Services Inc., Regulatory Manager of Nuclear Prudence Case at TU Electric Inc., Regulatory Project Manager and Senior Engineer at TU Services Inc., and Generating Plant Engineer at Texas Electric Service Company.

Expertise – General Management, Strategic Planning, Policy Development and Campaign Management, Risk Management, Energy & Utility Operations.

CMG Frameworks – Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, and Virtual Power Plan Planning.


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Morrie Sandler – Senior Consultant

Previously Managing Partner at EnerPlex Partners, Chairman at ECT LLC, Chariman and CEO at Global Wireless, EVP of Strategy at Global Telesystems, and various roles at Goldman Sachs.

Expertise – General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Cases, Project Financing, Project Management, Energy Markets, Telecom Markets, Financial Markets, and International Markets.

CMG Frameworks – Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, and Virtual Power Plan Planning.


Jim Zahoudanis – Senior Consultant

Previously Associate Partner at IBM Watson Connected Solutions, Industry Director at Oracle Utilities, VP at Current Group offering BPL and Utility Services, VP of sales at Kaspia Networks, Director of Marketing at Motorola Computer Group, Group Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems and Sales Manager at Memorex.

Expertise – Business & Market Development, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management, Sales Management, Product Marketing and Product Management..

CMG Frameworks — Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart Grid Governance, Smart Cities Roadmap, Smart Cities Governance, and Go-To-Market Planning.


Massoud Amin – University of Minnesota – Advisor

Andy Bochman – Idaho National Lab – Advisor

Erfan Ibrahim – The Bit Bazaar Consulting – Advisor

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Why CMG?

CMG has built a library of over 500 use cases and 20 frameworks. Each framework delivers the answers to use cases, technologies, vendors, business models, business cases, policy models, and best practices.

CMG’s Team has planned for and successfully deployed and managed over $10 billion+ of technology solutions within 5,000+ projects in the last 20 years.

CMG offers advisory services per month, 1-day workshops for each framework, 2-day workshops for each framework, and customer-defined consulting projects (e.g. virtual CEO, COO, CMO, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer, PMO, Vendor Management Office, and more).

The CMG advantage is world-class advise by former senior executives with 25 years plus of successful experience for 50% less than the Big Old Brands. CMG is Cheaper, Faster and Better!!!

CMG team has developed smart grid roadmaps for multiple utilities in the US, EU, Middle East and South America.

CMG team has developed multiple smart city roadmaps for several fast growing cities across the US and Brazil.

CMG has developed a large number of Go-To-Market and Commercialization Plans for Fortune 1000, medium and small companies.

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