ATLANTA & TOKYO--()--The Taffrail Group today announced the appointment of Bill Holden as Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor. Holden will be based in the Atlanta office.
“I am very pleased to announce the addition of Bill Holden to our executive leadership team. Bill brings unique skills to our organization, with extensive strategic and operational experience in developing global businesses”
“I am very pleased to announce the addition of Bill Holden to our executive leadership team. Bill brings unique skills to our organization, with extensive strategic and operational experience in developing global businesses,” said Tom Johnson, Chief Executive Officer.
“During his 25 year career, Bill has served in a number of senior financial and operational management roles, including CFO and Treasurer. He has raised over $10 billion in financing, led M&A activity, divestitures, and an IPO. His international experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean will serve our global clients well,” added Johnson.
Prior to joining the Taffrail Group, Bill was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at GenOn Energy, Inc., a 22,000 megawatt independent power producer formed by the merger of RRI Energy Inc. and Mirant Corporation. In this capacity, he played a lead role in the planning and execution of the merger in 2010 and the integration of the two companies following the merger. He also played a lead role in the planning and execution of a subsequent merger of GenOn and NRG Energy, Inc. in 2012. His responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer included directing the accounting, finance, tax, risk control, human resources and information technology groups. His prior position at Mirant was Senior Vice President and Treasurer where he directed the finance, treasury, insurance, investor relations and risk control functions and directed the company's relationships with financial institutions, lenders and rating agencies. He also played a lead role in the divestiture of the company’s businesses in the Philippines and the Caribbean, as well as certain of its assets in the United States. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer – Mirant Europe where he directed the finance, accounting, tax, human resources, information technology and risk control functions of the company's European operations, and Vice President and Treasurer where he led all aspects of Mirant's finance/capital raising activities and was a key participant in planning and executing Mirant's $1.3 billion IPO and subsequent spin-off from Southern Company.
Earlier in his career, Bill was with Southern Energy where he was Vice President, South America and Caribbean, responsible for management oversight of the company’s operating subsidiaries in the region and all business development activities in the region, and Vice President, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for all business development activities in the Asia Pacific region. He started his career at Southern Company Services and held various management positions, ending as Director, Corporate Finance.
Bill received his Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and his B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
The Taffrail Group is an international strategic advisory firm, focused on assisting clients with developing and executing their international growth strategies. With its headquarters in Atlanta and offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London, The Taffrail Group is positioned to serve the increasingly global needs of its client base. For more information, please visit www.taffrailgroup.com.