PRESS RELEASE: Mindset Adds Veteran Energy Advisor Richard Stavros to Boost Growing Energy, Environment, & ESG Advisory Practice
Washington, D.C. —Mindset, a bipartisan public policy consultancy based in Washington, D.C., announced today the addition of Richard Stavros as Director for Energy and Environment to their growing team. Stavros immediately expands and enhances Mindset’s strategic advisory capabilities within the firm’s growing energy practice areas in oil and gas, power utilities, and renewable energy.
“Richard’s brings an impressive track record of advising investors and C-suite energy leaders on the policies and market dynamics that shape the energy landscape and inform clients’ strategies and investments,” said Mindset Partner Jeb Mason. “In his various leadership roles, he has consistently identified market, investment, and policy trends ahead of the competition, and I’m confident he will add immediate value to our growing energy, environment, and ESG work on behalf of clients.”
“Mindset has an exceptional reputation as a company well established at the nexus of public policy and financial markets, and I’m extremely pleased to be joining their first-rate team at this critical time for energy producers and consumers,” said Richard Stavros. “I believe the current economic environment and dynamics produced by the ongoing energy transition calls for experts that possess both the policy and the financial and investment acumen to analyze and communicate how policy outcomes can positively or negatively affect those that produce, invest in, or consume energy and undergirds virtually all economic activity.”
Prior to joining Mindset, Stavros was a Managing Consultant at Thomas Dwight Capital, which advises institutional firms on business and investment strategy. Energy highlights include having advised on one of the first $1 Billion Green Net Zero + Sustainable Data Center initiatives with respect to finance, valuation and energy strategy.
Stavros has also had a distinguished career in the investment and energy policy sectors.
As an institutional portfolio manager, he successfully managed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s $1.3 Billion bond portfolio (which included energy investments) and which supported transportation infrastructure development and had capital raising, treasury, and budget forecasting responsibilities. There, he created a Virginia regional institutional managers discussion group which represented billions in investment and did some of the first analysis on green bonds and other sustainable energy finance initiatives that were being proposed.
On the energy policy side, Stavros also earned high-praise for his management of the energy industry’s premiere energy policy, finance, and economic journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly, having regularly hosted conferences and strategic meetings with top energy company CEOs and investors.
Stavros started his career as an analyst at an energy technology equity research group at a prominent investment bank led by a Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst.