Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure
Jan Vrins and Dan Hahn are global energy practice leaders at Guidehouse.
First, in May 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers sold its public sector consulting business, with nearly fifteen hundred partners and staff, to the private equity firm Veritas Capital. Then, in July of that year, the consultancy was named Guidehouse. Not much more than a year later, last August, Guidehouse and Navigant Consulting — a firm very familiar to the utility regulation and policy community — announced a merger, that was closed last October. Guidehouse, after this merger, grew to $1.3 billion in revenues and some six thousand employees.
The former leaders of the Navigant energy practice are now the present leaders of the Guidehouse energy, sustainability and infrastructure practice. Including the ever-present Jan Vrins, who heads ES&I at Guidehouse. Check out the interview with Jan below, together with his new sidekick Dan Hahn — who heads the energy group in ES&I — and you'll see that Jan has lost none of that drive for helping his clientele transform their businesses both sustainably and successfully.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Jan, what's this big news that's been happening?
Jan Vrins: This is exciting for our people and our clients as well. Navigant now is part of Guidehouse. Guidehouse may be a new name for you and others in the industry, but Guidehouse was formed in 2018 through an acquisition by Veritas Capital, a private equity firm of PwC's former public sector consulting team.