QBA Team

Gerard V. Metzler

President, Founder

Gerry has over 35 years of experience bringing the highest level of management consulting service to clients across many industries. During his consulting career primarily in “Big Four firms” and then for IBM’s Global Consulting Business, Gerry has offered pragmatic leadership and counsel while taking on tough industry challenges.

In recent years, Gerry has served on the board of CCET (Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies), GridWise Alliance Cyber-security, and the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Grid 3.0 Workshop. Gerry is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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William Grayhack

Partner

Bill has over 30 years of academic, consulting and business leadership, and is the former CIO for the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Prime Contractors. Bill has worked as an energy industry consultant, implementing PMOs, meter data management systems, and work management systems, as well as leading numerous post-merger integrations. Bill has a BS (Mechanical Engineering) and MS / PhD (Applied Mathematics) from Northwestern University, as well as an MS (Manufacturing Systems Engineering) from the University of Pittsburgh, and continues to work as an adjunct professor of mathematics.

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Don Mak

Partner

Don is a seasoned partner working with clients to develop and implement strategies to deliver effective business solutions to address energy and utility industry issues. These issues address grid modernization with the shift in focus to distributed energy resources. Don’s experience span customer engagement, operational efficiencies and information technology. In this capacity, His current focus is to work with clients on blockchain initiatives to deliver business value.

He led the implementation of the first secure, cloud-based, system to provide electricity consumption data to 7 million customers across 4 distribution utilities.

Don has shared perspectives from US smart grid solutions with international delegations from Africa, Asia, and South America through the US Trade and Development Agency. These discussions informed country policymakers’ and industry leaders’ strategies for grid modernization based on US experiences.

Providing open and honest perspectives based on successful client engagements. Don’s counsel focuses on client objectives – professionally and individually.

Don holds an MBA from The Wharton School and is Energy Blockchain Consortium certified.

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Kevin Monagle

Partner

Kevin works with energy & utilities companies and their technology partners to design and implement smart grid, big data, cybersecurity and digital customer experience programs. Kevin has led project teams recognized for excellence, including four IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and a Smart Metering Project of the Year Award.

Kevin has been granted smart grid-related patents (US 8937456 B2, 8872667 B2) He is a graduate of Indiana University (BS) and received his MBA from London Business School.

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Myles Wallace

Partner

Myles Wallace is a Partner with QBA, heading up Practice Operations and Client Delivery. Prior to joining the Company, Myles was the Asia Pacific Regional Director for a global consulting firm. He has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Math and Computer Science from Emory University. As a QBA professional, Myles strives to treat people fairly, engage the team, exceed expectations and do it with a smile.

Eileen Monagle is a consultant and project manager who oversees publicity and social media for Quantitative Business Analytics LLC. Eileen also works on MDMS software implementations. She believes that extensive customer engagement is key to the expansion of a successful business.

Eileen Monagle

Consultant, Project Manager

Eileen recently designed and executed the marketing materials for the Landis+Gyr 2019 Miami tradeshow showcasing and presenting services offered by QBA to over 600 potential clients.

Eileen holds a BS in biology from the University of Connecticut.

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Mary Kate Wallace

VP of Finance, Business Operations

Mary Kate Wallace serves as the VP of Finance and Business Operations for QBA. Mary Kate has an extensive Big Six and industry financial and operations leadership background. Her degrees include: MBA, University of Pittsburgh; MHA, University of Pittsburgh; BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh. Mary Kate believes the most important qualities for a QBA professional are integrity, trust and client responsiveness to build lasting relationships.

Wesley Pietri

Consultant, Client Relations

Wes is a consultant at QBA with 3 years of experience serving clients in the utilities industry, having worked on several large-scale AMI implementations and complex system integrations. Wes also has technical training experience as a subject matter expert for Landis+Gyr’s MDMS-VEE Exceptions Management module. As a former two-sport collegiate athlete, Wes understands the value of teamwork and commitment in the workplace when striving toward a larger goal. During his tenure with QBA, he has served in various analytical roles on teams with a focus on delivering optimal solutions to every day business problems. Wes is a graduate of Spring Hill College with a BS in Actuarial Mathematics.

Patrick Metzler

Consultant

Patrick is a consultant with QBA who has had a vast array of experiences working in energy and utilities. He has worked in a number of areas including AMS, compliance, and cyber security. He has worked with systems including Meter Data Management System and Energy Management System. Handled functions varying from VEE on the MDMS to creating and executing test plans on the EMS before deployment. He has a bachelor of science from Duquesne University. Some traits of a good QBA consultant include honesty, integrity and practical knowledge of the systems they are working with.

Noah D. Bullock

Consultant

Noah is a consultant with more than 10 years of experience creating and deploying data-driven solutions to complex energy and utility problems. Noah has built and implemented a large number of mission-critical analytics applications and brings extensive knowledge in secure, high-availability, real-time systems. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University.

Blake Wotring

Consultant

Blake is a senior consultant with more than 35 years of experience developing data solutions which elevate the performance of manufacturing, asset management, utility and global supply chain operations. He brings solutions from a broad range system integration experience including AMI, MES, SCADA, and ERP product design. Blake has a proven track record of optimizing data system analytics into tools that transform business performance.

Murali Gouda

Middleware, Technical Operations

Experienced consultant with more than 10 years delivering systems analysis development, testing and administration services. This experience includes working on AMI and Smart Grid solutions. MS, information systems, Virginia international University.