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Todd Auwarter is a leader at the intersection of energy and private equity in Egon Zehnder’s Energy Practice and is active in the firm’s Industrial and Private Equity practices. Based in Houston, he assists clients across all sectors of the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, oil service and equipment, and power and renewables. Todd also conducts management appraisals and provides accelerated integration support to transitioning executives.

Making connections that help companies and investors find great talent motivates me. Working in the energy sector gives me energy. It’s fun because it’s global, dynamic, and has no shortage of tough problems and challenges.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Todd was a Principal with Bain & Company, where he developed particular expertise in upstream and oilfield services and led numerous private equity due diligence assignments. Todd began his career at the Corporate Executive Board, helping the firm develop new products and services.

Todd has 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. Outside of work, Todd enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons. He and his wife support the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center through fundraising and volunteer efforts. Todd is also a leader in the Kellogg Alumni Club of Houston.

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Beware PE Sponsors: Your Portfolio Company CFOs Will Start Referencing You

Beware PE Sponsors: Your Portfolio Company CFOs Will Start Referencing You

The role of CFO in PE-backed companies continues to evolve from accountant to business leader. A group of PE CFOs joined to discuss the biggest challenges facing their success today.

Talent Pipeline: Strengthening Leadership in Midstream Private Equity

Talent Pipeline: Strengthening Leadership in Midstream Private Equity

How private equity needs to assess potential chief executive officers and chief financial officers.

CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’s 7th Annual CEO Breakfast at CERAWeek 2018.

CERAWeek 2017

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

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

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

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