Essentia Announces Blake Phillips as Managing Director

HOUSTON, September 27, 2023 – Essentia Advisory Partners celebrates the addition of Blake Phillips as Managing Director to our team! 

Blake brings 18 years of commodities trading and risk management industry experience coupled with a track record of delivering exceptional client results. Prior to joining Essentia, Blake has led commodities trading, risk management (CTRM) system selections, as well as 20+ Allegro system implementations & system upgrades, in roles including program manager, and deal-to-cash functional Subject Matter Expert (SME) across the front, mid, and back office. 

Blake’s Allegro CTRM client experiences span the energy commodities value chain. This includes upstream transformations for multiple super majors, gas marketing and trading deployments for 2 of the top 10 midstream companies, and another ten downstream deployments including one of the largest, most sophisticated merchant generation companies in North America. 

An Allegro-certified professional, Blake is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a BA degree in Management Information Systems. 

Blakes’ track record of delivering successful trading and risk transformations further enhances and expands Essentia’s strategy and advisory, system implementation, and support solutions. We are delighted to have Blake join the Essentia team and excited at the value contributions to come to our clients! 

About Essentia

Essentia is a Houston-based consulting firm focused on partnering with energy and commodity trading companies to help them maximize their return on investment from trading systems & technologies. Since our founding in 2016, our team has grown to 85 full-time consultants who have, as Essentia, implemented or upgraded Energy Trading & Risk Management (ETRM) solutions at more than two dozen companies across North America. With an experience-laden team and hyper-focus on the client, we are proud of our record of taking clients From Start to Success and our impressive client satisfaction, as demonstrated by subsequent engagements with many of our clients.

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