Zachary A. Solomon
Responsibilities include providing a wide variety of graphical information systems (GIS) analysis and technical research consulting services to oil and gas companies, gas transmission companies, natural gas and liquids storage companies, banks, trusts and institutional investors.
NMSU PREDICT Open Source Intelligence Team Las Cruces, New Mexico [2011 - Present]
Intelligence Analyst/GIS Specialist Interfaced with the Management regarding new strategies and projects for the team. Researched and analyzed foreign markets to investigate potential threats to the U.S. consumer, and advised our clients regarding the associated risks. Synthesized research findings into reports; worked with the team to maintain a risk-based alert system for our clients based on our findings. Researched and analyzed foreign regulatory policies; advised the team and our clients regarding them. Worked with other members of the team to develop new products and to add value to our current products. Provided GIS support to the team; created new forms of geospatial representations for our data.
American Ventus Energy Austin, Texas [2009 - 2011]
Project Manager/Consultant Reported directly to senior management of the company on all project related matters. Represented the company in most negotiations across the states of TX, KS, OK, NM, SD, MO & CO leading to the successful signing of 2 letters of intent and 7 leases with over 11,000 acres of land. Expanded project pipeline from 4 projects in-state to 15 potential projects nationwide/worldwide. Developed project information databases and a project rating and identification system in order to enable prioritization and instant accessibility of the project pipeline. Developed new marketing techniques and materials distributed to landowners, potential project partners. Researched current energy and regulatory policy, market conditions (data) and opportunities (nationally and internationally) and provided summaries and new strategies to the company. Created, reviewed and edited documents to be used in RFP responses, and business agreements. Interfaced with all necessary regulatory entities dealing with project permitting. Established and maintained relationships with manufacturers, developers and investors globally.
Brock Consulting Group Austin, Texas [2009 - 2010]
Consultant Provided support to the company on property management and administrative matters reporting directly to senior management. Created figures and exhibits from data analyses for property tax hearings leading to a $5M reduction in taxes, and investigated decade-old missing development deposits amounting to $80K and recovered them. Identified potential lease candidates and compiled commercial real estate property research into searchable databases. Coordinated the initial development of solar photovoltaic’s projects on the company’s properties.
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