Curtis Bech has over 15 years of finance and strategy experience spanning the electric utility and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Bech has held roles in strategy consulting, corporate finance, and startup finance and operations. As a consultant to the utility industry, he has advised clients on the potential of emerging technologies by developing business case analyses and supporting the regulatory approvals processes. As a strategy executive in the metal and manufacturing industry, he has supported capital investment analyses across multiple business lines and led corporate venture capital activities looking at disruptive materials and manufacturing technologies. Most recently, as a startup executive, he has experience leading company finance and operations while also supporting fundraising and investor management activities. In his role as OES CFO, he will run the financial management system and provide support in the areas of company operations, client engagement, and investor management.
Previous Assignments and Credentials
- CFO / COO Hackrod (software startup focused on the ‘gamification of engineering’)
- Senior Manager within North American Utilities Strategy at Accenture
- Portfolio Director for Alcoa / Arconic Ventures (corporate venture capital group focused on partnerships and investments in early-stage metals and manufacturing startups)
- Corporate Strategy Director, Alcoa