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Richard Preng

Richard Preng

Global Sector Leader, Energy

New York

With over 25 years of experience in Executive Search, Mr. Preng’s expertise includes Electric and Gas Utilities, Upstream, Midstream and Downstream as well as Oilfield Services Sectors.

He has assisted in the recruitment of CEO’s and COO’s for numerous energy companies including; Anadarko Petroleum, Breitburn Energy, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, El Paso, Enable Midstream, Hawaiian Electric, Noble Energy, PG&E, Petrofac, Questar, and several private equity portfolio companies.

Mr. Preng has also recruited directors to the boards of Devon Energy, Newalta, Noble Energy, Occidental Petroleum, Praxair, Questar, Tesco Corporation and Talisman Energy, among others.

In addition to his Executive Search career, he was an Upstream Supervisor with Exxon Company, a Marine Operations Manager with Western Geophysical Company and a Human Resources Vice President for Hess Corporation.

Mr. Preng has undergraduate degrees in economics and history from Rice University, and a master’s in business administration from the University of Houston.