Consulting Veteran David Noble Joins Everest Group as Partner

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					Consulting Veteran David Noble Joins Everest
Group as Partner
Noble brings 25-plus years of experience to firm ’s growing Energy & Utilities and Private Equity

May 25, 2011 11:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--David Noble, a consulting industry veteran with more than 25 years of
energy and private equity industry experience, has joinedEverest Group, an advisory and research firm on global
services. Adding talent depth to the firm’s fast-growing Energy & Utilities and Private Equity practice areas, Noble
brings experience that includes leadership positions with a broad range of international and multinational clients in the
energy, natural resources, consumer goods, agriculture, construction and industrial services industries.

“David’s experience and leadership will greatly benefit our energy and utility clients that are challenged with complex
regulation, increasing resource costs and unpredictable market conditions that exact pressures on them to find
efficiencies and cost reductions quickly,” said Peter Bendor-Samuel, chief executive officer, Everest Group.
“Additionally, David brings significant depth of knowledge to our private equity clients, which seek our help
navigating a mature global services industry that requires a thorough understanding of offshore assets,
commoditization dynamics and changing buyer needs that put many traditional business models at risk.” 

Before joining Everest Group, Noble spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company, where he negotiated and led
consulting engagements for multinational companies headquartered in the United States. At McKinsey, Noble
focused on the development and implementation of growth-oriented corporate, business unit and new venture
strategies for technology, natural resource and consumer goods clients. As a leader in the firm’s Energy practice,
Noble was directly involved with launching new business units and product lines, as well as numerous acquisitions,
market entry strategies and turnarounds for underperforming business units.

Noble’s previous experience also includes serving asmanaging director of energy investment banking with FMI
Corporation, where he led that line of business for a boutique construction- and energy-focused investment banking
and consulting firm. Additionally, he led strategy consulting work for several of FMI’s largest clients, each with
revenues greater than $1 billion. He also achieved FINRA Registered Representative status.

Previously, as vice president of strategy and development at Gavilon Group, David led the strategy formulation and
corporate development processes for an international commodities business purchased by private equity investors
from ConAgra Foods. He led strategy development processes for each of three Gavilon business units, energy,
agriculture and fertilizer, and also led the development process of an aggressive five-year strategic growth plan.

Noble also spent five years as a consultant to public and private energy, technology and business and industrial
services companies and investment funds. In that same period, he was an early investor and board member of
FreeMarkets, Inc., which conducted a successful initial public offering in December of 1999 (Nasdaq: FMKT) and
was eventually sold to Ariba, Inc., (Nasdaq: ARBA) in 2004. Also during this period, Noble was an investor and
board member of Summit Energy Services, Inc., a privately held provider of energy management and sustainability
services, until the company’s sale to private equity firm Weston Presidio in 1997 (Summit Energy was recently sold
to leading French energy management company Schneider Electric). Finally, he founded and continues to manage
Weston Pass Partners, a firm focused on acquisitions of oil and gas mineral interests. In addition, David has worked
with venture capital and equity partners organizations, where he has generated and evaluated investment
opportunities, negotiated financial structures and terms. He also served on the boards of directors of portfolio

David earned a MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of
Science degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For more information about Everest and its global sourcing capabilities, please visit, email or call +1-214-451-3000.

About Everest Group

Everest Group is an advisor to business leaders on next generation global services with a worldwide reputation for
helping Global 1000 firms dramatically improve their performance by optimizing their back- and middle-office
business services. With a fact-based approach driving outcomes, Everest Group counsels organizations with
complex challenges related to the use and delivery of global services in their pursuits to balance short-term needs
with long-term goals. Through its practical consulting, original research and industry resource services, Everest
Group helps clients maximize value from delivery strategies, talent and sourcing models, technologies and
management approaches. Established in 1991, Everest Group serves users of global services, providers of services,
country organizations and private equity firms, in six continents across all industry categories. For more information,
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