chief operating officer
Mark Higgins has worked in a diverse range of roles within the energy industry. Mark is the COO of Strategen Consulting and leads the company’s consulting practice. Prior to Strategen, Mark led Pacific Gas & Electric Company's work in key policy areas including interconnection and transmission planning, and dealt with technologies ranging from distributed energy storage and demand response to large scale renewables developments. Prior to PG&E, Mark was the Director of Utility West at SunEdison, where he led a portfolio of more than a gigawatt of renewable energy development assets. Mark also held the role of Vice President of Finance of Hu Honua Bioenergy, a 21.5 MW biomass power redevelopment project in Hawaii. Mark has a strong private equity, venture capital and investment banking background, including placing over $125 million in equity for publicly traded companies and managing the launch of a $70 million Pacific-rim venture fund investing in the agricultural biotech and medical devices sectors. Mark holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC-San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Notre Dame.