PIRA Energy adds to gas and power team

PIRA Energy Group, which provides energy market analysis, has added new members to its global gas and power team.

Teri Viswanath has been appointed as a managing director of North American Gas. She joins the group from BNP Paribas, and her professional career spans more than two decades within banking and at Dynegy. Viswanath will be working on the North American gas outlook, as well as helping to shape an integrated, global view of the gas market at PIRA. She graduated from Fordham University and the University of Texas with a Juris Doctorate law degree and completed her undergraduate studies in finance.

John Ell has joined PIRA’s North American Gas group as a senior analyst. Prior to joining PIRA in late 2015, he spent the last five years at TransCanada, where he was responsible for modeling long-term natural gas and electricity market fundamentals. His work targets the supply and demand impacts of natural gas-related infrastructure developments, inter-fuel switching, and their implications on price formation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, with a concentration in finance.

Joshua Zwass has joined PIRA and will take over as managing director for European Gas. Over 10 years in Europe, he managed Essent Energy Trading’s gas portfolio and then joined Statkraft in Dusseldorf. Zwass graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with degrees in finance and information systems, and has an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and WHU.

Teryn Norris is also joining the firm as director of energy technology to lead PIRA’s analysis and services covering alternative and emerging technologies. He will join PIRA from the US Department of Energy, where he served as special assistant to Secretary Chu and advised technology commercialization strategy for over $10 billion in R&D programs. He is a Stanford University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in public policy.

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