Todd Auwarter


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Todd Auwarter Egon Zehnder, Houston


Todd Auwarter, based in Houston, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Energy Practice as well as in the firm’s Industrial and Private Equity Practices. He is a trusted advisor to clients across upstream, oilfield services, midstream, downstream, power, renewables, and related industries. Todd leads executive search, conducts management appraisals, and provides accelerated integration support to transitioning executives.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Todd was a Principal with Bain & Company, where he led numerous engagements in the energy sector, with a particular emphasis on upstream and oilfield services. Todd’s work included strategy, organization design, performance improvement, and a significant number of private due diligence assignments, as well as contributing to Bain’s Global Integrated Energy Point of View. Todd started his career with the Corporate Executive Board, a leading member services advisory firm, where he advised clients in the supply chain and procurement functions. Later, Todd moved to the firm’s new product development team to help launch new memberships in the human resources, IT, and finance areas.

Todd earned a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and an MBA with concentrations in Strategy and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

News and Publications

CERAWeek 2017

An impending market rebound has many feeling cautiously optimistic, but the extended cycle of the current downturn – now being characterized as “lower for longer” – has created a new reality that will change leadership imperatives for the foreseeable future. Energy leaders are realizing that lower prices, unpredictable market dynamics and hyper competition for talent, resources and capital are driving a need to rebuild and adapt businesses or risk being left behind. In this new reality, it’s critical to strike a balance between disruption and discipline – understanding how to best lead innovation while still adhering to longstanding best practices that will ensure longevity regardless of future market fluctuations.

Rigzone – Talent in the Time of Bankruptcy

In a contributed piece for Rigzone, Steve Goodman and Todd Auwarter provide a primer for identifying and developing leadership talent during the downturn in the oil and gas industry.

CERAWeek 2016

From exploration to distribution, the energy industry is confronting historic challenges and opportunities that are testing the ability of its leaders to navigate uncertainty

IHS CERAWeek 2017

What we heard - CERAWeek 2015: “The Future of Energy Leadership” panel discussion

The market turbulence, high levels of M&A activity, and the ongoing challenges of public dialogue are testing the mettle of energy industry chairmen and chief executives who must chart a course forward and maintain high performance during uncertain times. To see how industry leaders are grappling with this task, Egon Zehnder convened a panel discussion on energy leadership at CERAWeek 2015, the industry’s premiere annual gathering. Here is what we heard.

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Todd Auwarter Egon Zehnder, Houston