Co-Founder and Executive Vice PRESIDENT, Blackstone Technology Group
Rakesh Agrawal has served the energy industry since the beginning of his career, and is considered a thought leader and true innovator across the industry. Since the early 1990’s, Rakesh has helped guide numerous companies through market de-regulation and the highly dynamic marketplace evolution that has been unfolding ever since then. He has been serving as a NAESB Board Member and Executive Committee Member for the Wholesale Gas Quadrant for the past five years. As a seasoned professional and a highly regarded visionary, Rakesh leads Trellis Energy in delivering complex, multi-tier, mission-critical solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. His ability to first understand and then envision a unique and scalable solution while still complying to the strict regulations required by the energy industry has made him a tremendous asset for all of Trellis Energy’s clients.
Rakesh holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Operations Research Decision Science from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor’s in Material Science Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, India, and he has earned numerous industry certifications in Information Systems Integration and Management. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, photography and spending time with his family.
Co-Founder and President, Blackstone Technology Group
Casey Courneen is the president and co-founder at Blackstone Technology Group. Casey focuses on internal operations, where he draws upon over two decades of experience in the consulting industry to ensure that Blackstone continues to be an efficient and profitable business. Additionally, Casey is involved in running our Staffing Services Practice, guaranteeing that our customers’ expectations are exceeded while he and Eric Swanson oversee the individual and team success of our recruiters and account managers. Casey’s rich history in leading teams and servicing Fortune 100 customers helps him address our customers’ unique hiring challenges, and ensures profitability and productivity for all parties. Casey began his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Management Consulting Services division, helping Fortune 100 telecom, energy, and financial services companies gain advantage over their competition with superior information systems. From there he moved to a start-up IT services firm where he concentrated on leading several client-server, object-oriented and distributed technology projects across a number of different vertical marketplaces. At Blackstone, he helped define the company’s overall engagement management methodology and he continues to focus his efforts on developing creative internal strategies used to hire and retain the best talent in the industry. Casey holds a B.S.E. in Finance and Legal Studies from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Co-Founder, Blackstone Technology Group
David Mysona is a co-founder at Blackstone Technology Group. With more than 25 years of IT experience in technical solution sales and implementation, David works closely with the Blackstone leadership team to set strategy and foster a culture of innovation. Prior to founding Blackstone, David was a Senior Manager at Pricewaterhouse in their North American Energy Practice. In that role, he led the business development efforts for the energy practice related to the natural gas industry. Additionally, David has held various managerial positions at Pacific Gas and Electric and Lockheed Missiles & Space. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and Executive Education, Leading Professional Service Firms (LPSF) from Harvard Business School.