Julie Ryan

Energy industry executive with strategy, enterprise and energy risk management, and wholesale market knowledge.

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Ms. Ryan founded Aether Advisors LLC to provide risk management and strategic planning advisory services to regulated and non-regulated energy companies.  She has served as a member of the Seattle City Light Review Panel, a member of the Northwest Gas Association Board, and as an advisor to a large number of regulated and non-regulated energy companies. She has held executive positions at an electric and natural gas utility, a North American power and gas marketing and trading company, and a global commodities firm.  Her expertise is in the energy sector, focusing on strategy, enterprise risk management, energy risk management, and hedging.  She brings expertise in business start-ups, developing strategy, and market positioning.  She is available for Board positions, interim executive roles, and advisory services.

July 2006 - Present

Managing Partner

Aether Advisors LLC

  • Established Aether Advisors LLC to provide risk management and strategic planning advisory services to regulated and non-regulated energy companies.

August 2005 - February 2006

Vice President, Risk Management & Strategic Planning

Puget Sound Energy

  • Directed “Risk Operations”, consisting of Corporate Budgeting, Credit Risk Management, Energy Risk Control, and Internal Audit.

August 2005 - December 2001

Vice President, Energy Portfolio Management

Puget Sound Energy

  • Managed the utility gas portfolio as well as the utility electric portfolio (hydro, coal generation, gas-fired generation, and market purchases).

September 1996 - December 2001

Managing Director

TransAlta USA / Merchant Energy Group of the Americas

  • One of the four principals who developed a North American marketing, trading and merchant power business plan and entry strategy for parent companies, Gener S.A. and TransAlta.

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Energy & Utilities

Renewable Energy

Strategy

Marketing

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Serve as a sounding board and second opinion on a key decision

Input and advice on a key project

Ability to review or help create presentations, documents or other materials