Dinner with Cecily Kovatch ‘94
Date: December 11th, 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Andlinger Center Room 102
Topic: Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Energy Sector
Cecily Kovatch is the founder of Fueled for Growth, a consulting firm focused on innovation in the energy sector and finding creative ways to help organizations grow sustainably. She also teaches Entrepreneurial Thinking at Stevens Institute of Technology and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stevens Venture Center advising startups. Cecily’s unique career spans many aspects of the energy industry, from oil & gas to utilities and renewable energy as well as construction materials and waste. She enjoys building and leading teams and business units and thrives at solving complex problems. She created and led the innovation and knowledge sharing program for Covanta, the world’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) company, to evaluate emerging technology and find organic growth opportunities. She also built their marketing department and directed all marketing activities, including a strategic rebranding of the company to reflect their broader mission and vision.
Cecily also has experience in financial services where she was Vertical Head of the Energy & Industrials research team as well as the Retail/Consumer research team at an independent research firm helping institutional clients better understand and value the sectors. She began her career in the oilfield as a field engineer for Schlumberger Oilfield Services and where she received a Wildcatter Award for discovering oil & gas in Brazoria County, Texas.
Cecily holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.