Star West has assembled a “best-in-class” management team to lead the execution of the company’s business strategy. The team is comprised of experienced executives, carefully selected based on their personal integrity, depth and breadth of expertise, and proven track records of commercial success.
Malcolm W. Jacobson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jacobson took the helm of Star West in June 2011 and is responsible for managing all aspects of the business. He brings 25+ years of experience in the upstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry in a range of technical, commercial and executive roles.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Jacobson served for seven years as Vice President of Asset Management for Northern Star Generation, a Highstar Capital portfolio company from 2004-2007. While at Northern Star, he and his team substantially increased the operational and financial performance of the company through aggressive, focused initiatives. Among these were plant dispatch optimization, commodity risk mitigation, negotiation of power and thermal off-take contracts, negotiation of gas supply and re-marketing agreements, and closing several strategic acquisitions and divestitures. His previous positions include Vice President of Market Development for FuelCell Energy, Inc. (a leading developer of advanced power generation technologies), and various positions at Enron, Transco Energy and The Coastal Corporation. Mr. Jacobson holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston.
Eric Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Miller joined Star West in September 2011 and is responsible for all accounting, finance, financial reporting, treasury, and debt compliance functions for the company. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 13 years of experience in the electric power industry in accounting, financial management and commercial roles.
Mr. Miller began his career in the audit division of Arthur Andersen before joining Reliant Energy, Inc., where he served in various capacities over the course of his 10-year tenure there. Prior to joining Star West, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of MP2 Energy, LLC, a retail electric power company targeting commercial and industrial clients. Mr. Miller holds a BS in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University.
Tina Lee, Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations
Ms. Lee has been with Star West since January 2013 and has primary responsibility for origination, energy management, risk management, regulatory, and other commercial aspects of the business. She has over 18 years of experience in the natural gas and power sectors, including asset management, mergers & acquisitions, commodity trading, financial modeling and regulatory. Prior to joining Star West, Ms. Lee served as Vice President of Energy Management for KGen Power Management, where she managed a 3 GW generation portfolio. Ms. Lee holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas, as well as an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.