Stephan Whitley, Senior Partner

Stephan Whitley, Senior Partner

Senior Consultant and Analyst

Stephan Whitley began his career at Exxon USA Refining, spending most of his ten years there as a Senior Refining Economist building economic models of oil refineries and later working on real-time optimization as a Process Control Engineer.

During his 22 years of consulting experience, he has participated in more than 30 manufacturing due diligence projects for strategic buyers and private equity. Spanning over a wide variety of industries and have a total of more than 40+ Billion in value.

He has benchmarked, analyzed, and assessed the operating performance of more than 400 manufacturing facilities globally, for industries ranging from Crude Refining, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, to Fine Chemicals and Flavors & Fragrances. He also modeled and optimized Production and Supply Chains for various companies.

Currently, he is involved with the University of Washington on how to best apply Advanced Analytic techniques (ex: statistical analysis, neural nets, machine learning) in industrial settings. Helping discover insights into manufacturing performance, improving profitability as well as understanding the probability of risks such as EHS and Process Safety Events.

Stephan as a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle WA, and is fluent in English (native) and German