Gerry Yurkevicz, a Partner in the Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure Practice at Oliver Wyman, specializes in business strategy, marketing, organizational transformation, and operational improvement. He brings over 30 years of consulting and operating experience with utilities, energy companies, and technology firms. His areas of focus include:
• Business strategy: For multiple energy companies, Mr. Yurkevicz has assisted in developing and implementing business strategies and improving planning processes. These efforts have involved broad management participation and deep fact-based market and competitive analysis, helping to drive growth initiatives. Recent efforts have focused on the future of energy markets, the utility of the future, digital transformation, and innovation in the energy market.
• Cyber strategy: Mr. Yurkevicz leads the Practice’s cyber initiatives. He is currently working with start-up to develop software, and services to for cyber security solutions for the evolving power grid. He has worked with leading utilities to cost-effectively implement cyber solutions to meet evolving business and regulatory needs.
• Market entry: He has worked with a range of software, hardware, and device companies to develop business strategies to grow and expand in the energy and infrastructure markets.
• Corporate advisory and M&A: Mr. Yurkevicz has helped energy companies and investors with pre-transaction, deal-related including due diligence, and post-transaction initiatives for a range of assets and businesses, including distribution utilities, generation, renewable resources, smart grid-related new entrants, pipelines, and energy-related product and services businesses.
Previously, Mr. Yurkevicz spent six years as a member of the senior executive team at Providence Energy, a regional utility. He was responsible for all utility and non-utility marketing and communications, corporate development, and merger and acquisition functions. He developed, launched, and had P&L responsibility for its new energy businesses, starting-up, developing and integrating over 15 acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mr. Yurkevicz has also worked as a senior consultant in the energy practices of leading consulting firms, including Global Insight, Concentric Energy, and KEMA. Mr. Yurkevicz began his energy career at BP Amoco, focusing on economic and financial analysis in the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Yurkevicz holds a B.A. in economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.