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Essentia produces value-driven results by leveraging our business experience around energy operations and technology solutions. 


About Us

Essentia Advisory Partners LLC is a leading commodity consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas and with an office in 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.

Our understanding of operational, commercial and regulatory environments in North America is key to delivering relevant solutions that ensure compliance, promote efficiency and create value for our clients.

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.

Our partners have worked together since the early 2000’s with backgrounds in Big 4 public accounting, consulting and industry.  The partners along with the rest of our people have significant industry experience and like to say we have had the opportunity to “walk in your shoes”. This experience brings more understanding to your needs and translates into added value to you.


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. 

  • PARTNER

    Brian
    Shydlo

    Brian
    Shydlo

    PARTNER

    Brian Shydlo is a partner of Essentia Advisors. He has the rare experience of working in the three primary areas of CRTM. As a user when he started his career as a commodity options trader, as a vendor when he worked as an SVP reporting directly to the CEO at the largest CTRM vendor and, most recently, as a consultant and trusted advisor to clients.

    Over his career, Brian has worked with dozens of trading firms in North America and Europe as clients. He has also been involved in several “from scratch” CTRM system build-outs. He is a recognized thought leader with multiple published articles on topics including CTRM system upgrades, Profit & Loss Attribution and VaR (value at risk).   

    Brian has deep experience in implementing and using multiple CTRM’s. His industry expertise includes energy, agriculture and metals. He has led small and very large implementations. He has current experience with each of the leading CTRM vendors.

    Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the NYU Stern School of Business where he also taught for several years as an adjunct professor teaching graduate level Statistics.

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Eric Von
    Eaches

    Eric Von
    Eaches

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Eric is a Managing Director at Essentia Advisors. His focus is Upstream and Midstream Oil & Gas. He is a technology leader with a proven record of delivering results implementing complex IT solutions and leading high-performance teams.

    Prior to joining Essentia, Eric had the roles of CIO, CTO and VP of IT for a very large upstream oil and gas company where he provided executive level leadership and vision to all levels of operational and functional personnel. He is known for bringing practical strategic thinking and for his decision-making skills.

    Eric brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in energy technology and has led multiple implementations involving oil and gas functions covering a broad range of needs including traditional accounting, revenue, JIB, land, JVA as well as crude oil, NGL and natural gas marketing and processing.

    In a recent accomplishment, Eric implemented an Upstream Oil and Gas ERP system in less than 18 months for under $9M where similar projects in the industry routinely cost $20M.  

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Tom
    Aleman

    Tom
    Aleman

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Tom is a Managing Director at Essentia Advisors. He is focused on providing commodity/energy trading and risk management (C/ETRM) process and technology services to commodity producers, traders and end-users. He has over twenty-five years of experience in trading, risk management and system development.   

    Tom has built and led trading, structuring, and quantitative teams for energy merchants as well as banking enterprises. He developed and founded a CTRM system for derivatives. He has also worked recently as the product manager for one of the leading CTRM vendors where he built custom risk systems for commodity merchants.

    Tom specializes in valuation, position management, development and all things risk.