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John I. Howell, III

Senior Vice President, Consulting

John Howell has been leading decision makers through a structured and facilitated portfolio management process for more than 25 years. Passionate about helping businesses make better decisions, his client list includes start-up firms, Fortune 500 companies, multi-national energy firms and national oil companies throughout Asia and the Americas. As Senior Vice President, Consulting, John leads the 3esi-Enersight Strategic Consulting Group, and helps to provide strategic leadership for the company.

Prior to joining 3esi-Enersight, John was the CEO and President of Portfolio Decisions, a company he founded in 1998 after working with Columbia University’s Portfolio Management Consortium. His prior experience in the energy industry includes a career of more than 21 years in the upstream sector with Shell. There, John held numerous technical and managerial roles in the domestic and international businesses, and at the corporate offices.

John holds a both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Geophysics from Stanford University. He has published or presented more than 50 papers on strategy and portfolio management in the energy and pharmaceutical industries. He is a member of SPE, AAPG and SEG. John has helped organize more than 10 industry conferences in the energy industry, and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board for the 2016 OTC-d5 event. John has also served on five different non-profit boards. When not at work, John enjoys woodworking and racing sail boats.