Management Team

Our leadership team defined and created the concept of power system analytics and we continue to drive solutions related to analysis and optimization of customer’s energy and power systems across a wide variety of businesses and industries with the goal of helping customers get the most out of their energy and power systems, and ultimately, their business.

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Keith Barksdale

Co-Founder and Chairman, Power Analytics Global

Keith Barksdale is the Chairman of Power Analytics Global. Mr. Barksdale founded BV Advisory Partners to develop partnerships with experienced operators who have the ability through technology and innovation to disrupt their respective industries including Healthcare, Media, Telecommunications, Energy and Technology.  Mr. Barksdale believes that capital is a commodity and just one of the tools needed by executives in building a successful enterprise.  Mr. Barksdale has had a leading role in over $10 billion of financings.  First, during a decade on Wall Street as a Senior Institution Equity Salesperson at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, National Westminster Bank and Kidder Peabody & Co., covering premier global asset managers. Post DLJ being acquired by Credit Suisse, Mr. Barksdale developed a focus as an investor in disruptive technologies and in identifying industry level mega trends.  As a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Masters Capital, where he was a member of a team managing over $650 million in assets that achieved net annual returns of 55 percent, Mr. Barksdale was responsible for building Masters Capital Research and oversaw 30 consultants in multiple industry sectors, including technology, healthcare and telecom.  Prior to founding BV Advisory Partners, Mr. Barksdale was a Managing Director at Ledgemont Capital Group and Indigo Merchant Capital Group, where he was involved in capital raising, management recruiting, and overall strategic and financial advisory services to over 40 growth stage companies. Mr. Barksdale graduated with a BA in English and History from Hampden-Sydney College in 1993. ​


Michael Kotlarz

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Power Analytics Global

Michael Kotlarz is currently a strategic business consultant and advisory board member focusing on disruptive technologies. His 25 years of experience in analyzing the nexus between technology and financial services has informed his strong belief that understanding new disruptive technologies will make or break the winners and losers of coming decades. Michael has spent the last several years focusing on cutting-edge data analytics including Data Science, Machine Learning, and A.I. and the practical application of these emerging technologies for his business partners.

Prior to Inference Ventures LLC, his consulting practice, he served as lead portfolio manager of OppenheimerFund’s $7 Billion large cap growth strategy and as the senior technology analyst for the OppenheimerFunds Growth Team. Investors Business Daily singled out his fund in its “Best Mutual Funds of 2015 Special Report.”  Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds, he was a Managing Director at Ark Asset Management where he oversaw technology allocations for several multi-billion dollar investment vehicles. Prior to Ark he spent several years as a sell-side analyst including DLJ where he covered Storage Networking and Computer Hardware. He began his investment career at NatWest Securities and holds a B.S. from Cornell University.

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