Don Painter has been hired by Marakon, a management consulting practice at Charles River Associates, as Director. After more than 20 years in consulting and more than 30 years in the energy sector, Painter is set to strengthen and lead Marakon’s offering in oil and gas in North America.
Don Painter has led a long career in the consulting industry, with his most recent position at McKinsey & Company. Between 2011 and 2015, he worked in the firm’s Global Energy and Materials Practice, its Global Operations Practice and its Business Technology Practice. Prior to this, Painter was a Partner at PwC (2007 – 2011), working as the firm’s Sector Advisory Leader to its Middle East Oil and Gas Advisory Practice. Before joining PwC, Painter also worked for McKinsey & Company and held the role of Senior Practice Expert in its Global Energy and Materials (GEM) Practice. Antecedent to joining McKinsey for the first time, Painter was a Founding Director at North and South America Operations for the then newly founded business consulting arm of Schlumberger. Painter started his consulting career at Accenture in 1994 as an Associate Partner to its Global Energy practice and his corporate career at ExxonMobil, where between 1980 and 1994 he held various leadership positions for the firm. Between 1975 and 1997, Painter was a member of the US Navy, working in a wide range of positions.
Painter’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and MBA studies from the University of Houston.
Painter brings his more than 30 years’ experience in oil and gas to Marakon, where he will leverage his wide range of skills in business, market entry, and operating strategy development and execution, restructuring, and performance transformation programmes in leadership, business architecture, and program implementation to Marakon’s clients. “Don Painter brings deep knowledge of the oil and gas sector, extensive international experience, and a track record of advising businesses on both strategic and operational priorities. We are excited to welcome him to the team,” comments Mason Kissell, Global Managing Director at Marakon.
Painter adds: “Marakon has a strong heritage and reputation for quality and integrity in management consulting, and I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute in building this practice and accelerating our growth in the oil and gas sector.”