Echols, J.

Opportune LLP, Houston, Texas

John Echols is a Partner in Opportune’s energy consulting practice. He has more than 30 yr of business experience, including 6 yr as a senior executive in the energy industry. Mr. Echols was a partner with Arthur Andersen’s audit practice, serving energy clients in Andersen’s Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana offices. He left Andersen to join Enron’s wholesale energy trader, serving as Managing Director in both commercial and commercial support roles. At Enron, he assisted in the structuring of complex gas supply contracts, as well as the design of complex integrated power and gas arrangements.

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