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Essentia provides management advisory and technology implementation services to clients in North American Energy and other commodities markets.

Solutions to manage risk, optimize performance and navigate through constantly evolving markets.

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About Us

Essentia Advisory Partners LLC is a leading commodity consulting firm headquartered with offices in Houston, Texas and New York City. Our depth of experience in Energy, Metals and Agricultural commodities has made our team a trusted advisory source for clients ranging from high-growth emerging companies to the Fortune 500.

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How We Operate

We listen to our clients and we know our success will be defined only by our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions that are responsive to their complex challenges. Our clients rely on our extensive experience which allows us to work efficiently and quickly with minimal start-up required.

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Core Services

  1. Products

    We have deployed our deep commodities industry expertise to build out subscription-based turnkey technology products that deliver demonstrable value to our clients’ operations.

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  2. Technology Services

    Essentia clients manage their commodity trading technology stack, taking over the first line of support for these applications. We drive cost savings and efficiency gains by reducing dependence on vendor support.

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  3. Advisory Services

    We help address specific challenges, drive cost savings by delivering solutions in accounting, technical research, regulations among other key areas.

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  • Oil & Gas

    Essentia has expertise across the entire oil and gas supply chain. Working with clients of varying sizes, structures and challenges, we deliver the right people, the right technology, and the right processes to help our clients achieve their strategies and performance goals.

  • Power

    Essentia provides innovative solutions and consulting services to support our clients’ commercial operations and technology solutions related to transacting in Power Markets and Control Areas.

  • Agriculture

    From producers to retailers, we help participants in the agricultural commodities value chain confront challenges that stem from their exposure to commodity price risk as well as the complexity that stem from dealing with multiple crop years, varieties, delivery locations, logistics among other areas.

  • Metals

    We provide solutions and consulting services to players at every point in the metal commodities value chain, from miners to heavy manufacturers. We help navigate the complexity in their operations by improving business processes and putting fit-for-purpose systems in place and thereby delivering cost savings and productivity gains.


Our partners and team are seasoned industry professionals with backgrounds as management consultants, industry practitioners, Big 4 public accounting professionals and technology subject matter experts.


  • FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

    Wes
    Colwell

    Wes
    Colwell

    FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

    Wes is founder and managing partner of Essentia Advisors.  Wes has 30+ years of business experience. He started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP where he spent 18 years and became a partner.  Prior to Essentia, Wes was the CFO/CAO of one of the largest energy trading businesses in North America. He has extensive experience in the energy industry including exploration and production, midstream, and merchant gas and power trading.   

    Through his involvement in several reorganizations and recapitalizations involving energy related assets, Wes has deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and complex transaction structures. He has also managed groups in the functions of risk management, finance and accounting. ​

    Wes’ client base has included companies in the areas of marine construction, exploration and production, energy trading, utilities, gas transmission, and private equity.  Wes has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems from Oklahoma State University.

  • FOUNDER & PARTNER

    Corwin
    Moczygemba

    Corwin
    Moczygemba

    FOUNDER & PARTNER

    Corwin is founder and partner of Essentia Advisors. He has over twenty years of experience in building and leading teams of personnel delivering solutions to enable trading of physical and financial energy commodities, asset transitions/divestitures and asset management. He is the practice lead for Essentia’s Commodities Market solutions.

    Corwin’s energy trading expertise includes trading and risk management of financial and physical commodities across gas, power, crude and refined products and he covers a wide variety of ETRM solutions. His Essentia team has been at the forefront of the Mexican Power and Gas market deregulation and are recognized leaders in the enablement of commercial energy deregulation in Mexico.

    Corwin is known as a transition management expert by his private equity clients with whom he worked to assist in the purchase/sale of energy related assets. He frequently assists in the complex transition of applications, technical infrastructures, software agreements and vendor relationships.  

    Corwin has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with minors in mathematics and computer science from Texas A&M University Kingsville.

  • FOUNDER & PARTNER

    Rebecca
    Bollenbach

    Rebecca
    Bollenbach

    FOUNDER & PARTNER

    Rebecca is founder and partner of Essentia Advisors. She brings two decades of experience in deregulated power and gas. She works closely with a range of clients on systems and process optimization in physical and financial power across ERCOT, SPP, SERC, PJM, CAISO, NYISO, ISO-NE, Ontario, and Alberta. Rebecca has led the design, build, and implementation of trading, forecasting, and ETRM systems for multiple wholesale and retail power clients, including nodal trading system suites for FTR trading desks in North America.

    Rebecca is a known expert in wholesale and retail power and she frequently assists clients in the acquisition or divestiture of power related assets. Prior to Essentia, Rebecca served as Vice President of Market Advisory for Adapt2. She also held several leadership roles at Reliant Energy, including Director of Forecasting.

    Rebecca leverages her extensive knowledge of ISO operations to develop strategies, process, and systems for Essentia’s clients in Mexico’s emerging energy markets. She has been elected to the leadership board for ACE, an association of companies that operate in the Mexican energy markets and serves as an advisor to Western Power Trading Forum.

    Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University. 



  • Latest News 

    Essentia Advisors launched their new branding and website! 


  • Case Study 

    As deregulation of the México energy market continues, Mexican businesses with significant energy commodity exposure must implement proven trading and risk management practices that will enable them to meet challenges and succeed in the new market.  

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  • Recent Whitepaper

    Profit and loss explained analysis and reporting has become a required tool for the middle and front office. Brian Shydlo of Essentia Advisory Partners looks at what needs to be considered when designing and developing P&L explained reporting systems, and considers some exciting potential uses for it. 

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