PA Consulting promotes Lisa Fowler and Jim Heidell to partner

02 October 2023 2 min. read
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PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consulting firm, has promoted Lisa Fowler and Jim Heidell to partner.

The two new US-based partners are among the firm’s partner class of 2023, which was its largest ever at 13 people. The promotions – which span PA’s offices in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, and US – bring the firm’s partner count to 274 people.

Based in Bend, Oregon, Lisa Fowler is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering, product development and design, and business development.

She joined PA in 2020 when it acquired Cooper Perkins, a Boston area-based engineering design company, where she served as director of business development. Before that, Fowler was a product design leader at Suterra, a manufacturer of agricultural pest control products, and a mechanical engineer at Picarro, a manufacturer of gas analyzers.

Earlier in her career, Fowler was a project engineer at Square One Systems Design and a mechanical design engineer at M-E Engineers.

She has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

PA Consulting promotes Lisa Fowler and Jim Heidell to partner

Jim Heidell is based in Denver and specializes in advising electric and gas utility clients on growth strategy and the clean energy transition. He has more than 40 years of industry and consulting experience in the energy sector, with expertise in utility regulation, wholesale energy market transactions, and financial analysis of complex investments – including renewables. Heidell has also provided expert witness testimony in regulatory proceeding and civil contract damages cases.

Heidell has spent nearly 18 years at PA, previously holding associate partner and managing consultant roles in the energy practice. He also previously spent five years as a vice president at NERA Economic Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and 10 years at utility company Puget Sound Energy, where he was director of financial planning and director of regulation.

Heidell has an MBA from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in engineering economics systems from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tufts University. He is also a chartered financial analyst.