Kevin Chase is the Senior Vice President of Technology and Supply Chain for Energy Future Holdings (EFH). The Dallas-based privately held company holds a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy companies, including Luminant and TXU Energy, the state’s largest competitive electric retailer and generator.
Beginning with his role as CIO at TXU Energy in 2008 and continuing as SVP and CIO over EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy since 2011, Kevin has developed a world class global IT organization with strategic outsourcing partnerships committed to delivering new innovation for high business value. During this time, they've turned a challenging technology situation into a strength of the business with modernized and converged infrastructure, best-in-class application architecture, top quartile cyber security defense and digital capabilities that have positioned the business ahead of its competition. With continued improvements, automation and streamlining each year, OpEx has reduced 25%, enabling significant new investment in business innovation, driving 15-yr best results across technology and business operations.
In addition to his primary responsibilities as CIO, Kevin has served as the Chief Procurement Officer since 2013. Supply Chain has improved their delivery and value to the business with lower operational costs and improved process / technology, resulting from an enterprise wide 'procure to pay' transformation program.
Kevin and his team have received significant industry recognition, including the 21st Century Honors Laureate by Computerworld in 2010, 2011 and 2013, CIO-100 Award winners in 2010 and 2012 for Innovation and Transformation plus individual recognition by ExecRank, Computerworld "Premier 100" and the Global CIO Summit “Top 10 Breakaway Leaders” for performing among the Top CIOs globally.
Prior to joining Energy Future Holdings, Kevin served as Vice President over the management consulting practice at Black & Veatch. Earlier in Kevin’s career, he was a Sr. Manager at Accenture for 7 years before leaving in 1999 to co-found Fortegra. Kevin grew his start-up company, focused on the energy sector, into a successful $45M management consulting practice that was acquired by Black & Veatch in 2005.
Professional & Civic Involvement
Mr. Chase serves on the Board of Directors for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In addition, he's a member of the governing board for the CIO Institute at The University of Texas in Austin where he has taught since 2014. As a community advocate, Kevin serves on the Board of Directors with The Grapevine Relief & Community Exchange (GRACE) and has supported United Way as a member of the Tocqueville Society since 2008 as well as the Dean’s Circle at The University of Texas in Austin.
Kevin graduated with Honors (cum laude) from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with a BBA in Marketing. In 2015, Mr. Chase graduated from Wharton’s Advanced Management Program (AMP).