Nexant Announces Charlie Bicknell as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning

Aug 31, 2018

LOUSIVILLE, CO, August 31, 2018—Nexant continues its growth welcoming Charles (Charlie) Bicknell as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Planning in Nexant’s Utility Services business unit.

Charlie brings to Nexant a wealth of experience in leading and delivering market assessments, program and portfolio evaluations, and data analytics and consulting projects. He has worked with utilities, regulatory commissions, and state/local governments, as well as in business operations, management, and development. He has a MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, and a BS in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining Nexant, Charlie was Vice President of Analytics at the Cadmus Group where he spearheaded the development and expansion of real-time analytics and reporting services. Charlie has also served as Director of Operations at Quantec managing Energy Services, and as Program Director at Skumatz Economic Research Associates analyzing, evaluating and quantifying impacts, benefits, and needs of energy efficiency and recycling programs.

“Charlie will help us accomplish our goals for growth in the strategy and planning sector, and to help utilities adapt offered services to meet customer demand in a dynamic and changing market,” said John Gustafson, CEO of Nexant.

“For the past 15 years I have known many Nexant staff and held them in the highest regard sometimes as partners on projects, and sometimes as competitors. I am extraordinarily pleased to be at Nexant and to be able to call these talented individuals colleagues. I truly believe that Nexant, with its expertise in demand-side management program design, evaluation, implementation, potential assessment, combined with grid side consulting, data analytics and software development, is better situated than any other company in the industry to help our partners and customers meet—and stay ahead of—the needs of our rapidly evolving markets.” said Charlie Bicknell.

Nexant completes over 40 evaluations of energy efficiency, demand response, and behavioral programs per year including many of the largest programs and newest pilots in North America. Nexant’s modeling and analysis techniques have helped utilities strategize and allocate more than $8 billion USD towards cost-effective energy programs. The Strategy & Planning group has created powerful tools such as TEA-POT (Technical/Economic/Achievable Potential) for Potential Studies and the Interruption Cost Estimation (ICE) Calculator and Guidebook for Cost Interruption Studies.


About Nexant

Nexant is a premier provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy Industry focused on the next generation intelligent grid, distributed energy resources, and the digital customer experience. Operating from 20 offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, the company's team of industry professionals has completed more than 5,000 engagements in over 70 countries. Its clients include major utilities, transmission and distribution system operators, chemical and petroleum majors, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. If you would like more information about this topic, please call Clair Sweeney at 801.639.5601 or email at