ICF International, a leading provider in consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has named electricity industry experts Paul De Martini as senior fellow and Rick Fioravanti as vice president to help lead ICF’s expanded client work on integrated electric market offerings.
Both De Martini and Fioravanti are thought leaders and acknowledged experts in the global electricity industry; providing guidance to utilities, policy makers and new entrants. De Martini has more than 30 years of experience in the power industry and will play a leading role in assisting ICF’s clients to navigate the evolving electricity sector, leveraging ICF’s deep capabilities in power and distributed resource analysis, digital customer engagement, and systems and program implementation. Fioravanti has nearly 30 years of experience in the power industry and will drive ICF services that enable utilities and customers to benefit from technology advancements in energy storage and other distributed energy resources (DER).
"As the electric industry undergoes transformative change, utilities and other market participants are striving to enhance reliability, become more sustainable and enable customers to manage their costs," said Phil Mihlmester, executive vice president for ICF International. "Paul and Rick have deep industry experience that will be invaluable as we expand our portfolio of integrated services to help our clients become more customer-centric, integrate DER and navigate structural changes in the industry."
Prior to joining ICF, De Martini held several executive positions focused on strategy, policy and technology development including chief technology and strategy officer for Cisco’s Energy Networks Business Unit, vice president of Advanced Technology at Southern California Edison (SCE) and most recently, managing director for Newport Consulting Group; where he led engagements with several U.S. and non-U.S. utilities on customer-centric business transformations. De Martini is a visiting scholar at California Institute of Technology and holds a bachelor’s degree in applied economics from the University of San Francisco, and a master in business administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Prior to joining ICF, Fioravanti held several senior positions working with emerging technologies, and assisting utilities, manufacturers and state and federal agencies to develop strategic business plans, technology assessments and financial models. Most recently he was vice president at DNV GL where he focused on DER such as advanced storage technologies, microgrids, application modeling and electric vehicles. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master in business administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
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