About Josh West
Vice President, Energy Trading & CCO
As The Energy Authority's (TEA) vice president of energy trading and chief commercial officer, Josh West is responsible for all energy marketing and trading. Mr. West leads the identification and execution of commercial strategies used to create additional value for clients. He directs the development of commodity risk management strategies and the execution of financial and physical transactions used to hedge client portfolios. Additionally, Mr. West is responsible for physical and financial transactions necessary to optimize clients’ energy portfolios. His team trades across multiple commodities including power, natural gas, environmental attributes, and related products. Before assuming his current position, he served as managing director, midwest and commercial strategies. With over 17 years of diverse experience in the energy industry, Mr. West has extensive commercial knowledge which provides TEA and its clients with unique perspectives and strategic insights.
Before joining TEA, Mr. West was an independent consultant advising utilities and financial institutions on commodity risk management, deal origination and structuring, analytics, and asset valuations. Prior to this, he was vice president of commodities structuring at J.P. Morgan Global Commodities where he led the structuring and analysis of complex physical and financial commodity transactions. Mr. West brings a unique skill set that combines experience with utilities, investment banks, and independent power producers.
Mr. West holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor's degree in economics from Kent State University.