Tim Sutherland is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Pace Global Energy Services, LLC (“Pace Global”), a leading global energy consulting and management firm with extensive client relationships throughout the energy, industrial and financial communities. The company, formed in 1976, is an internationally-recognized provider of advisory services, project evaluation, strategic planning, market assessments, and risk management services. Pace Global has developed and successfully deployed a unique approach to energy and carbon management for over 10,000 industrial and large commercial facilities located throughout North America and Europe and provides asset and risk management services to major energy consumers and utility companies representing a portfolio of over $10 billion.

With extensive international market experience in Europe, Russia, the U.S., Asia and Latin America, Mr. Sutherland has led the firm’s development in areas of corporate strategic planning and strategy implementation; comprehensive fuel and power supply planning; financial structuring and valuation; and private placements within the energy and transportation industries. He has provided seminars on capital deployment strategies for senior executives and has participated extensively on industry panels throughout the United States and abroad.

Mr. Sutherland holds an MBA from New York University and serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ridge Global, LLC, Geospatial Holdings, Inc., and Standard Solar, Inc.

Mr. Sutherland lives in Middleburg, Virginia with his wife, Martha Sutherland, and has two grown children, Cristin and David.

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I love this time of year. With another school year coming to an end, the new crop of interns has again arrived at the Pace Global. It is instructive to watch as they adapt their living habits and work behavior from the academic world to that of a bustling business office. For me, they provide…

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Americans have watched the recent unfolding drama of political and social change in the Middle East with deep ambivalence. Our better selves find hope and some measure of gratification in the collective expression of shared aspirations for individual autonomy and economic opportunity: these ordinary people clearly deserve better. Of course, our keen interest in Middle…

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Great strides have been made over the last four decades to improve economy-wide energy efficiency and energy productivity. Estimates indicate that U.S. energy use per dollar of GDP has declined by over 50% since 1970 (from 18,000 BTUs per dollar of GDP in 1970 to 8,900 BTU’s per dollar of GDP in 2008 – Note…