The Taffrail Group names Bill Holden Executive Vice President and Senior
ATLANTA & TOKYO -- February 25, 2013
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,” 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
The Taffrail Group, LLC
Karen Kelleher, 678-281-0949
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