Raftelis hires two experienced Consultants in Denver Metro Office

August 07, 2013

Raftelis is pleased to announce the hiring of John Gallagher, PE as a Principal Consultant and Andrew Rheem as a Senior Consultant. Both John and Andrew will be working with Rick Giardina, CPA in Raftelis’ new Denver Metro Office.

Mr. Gallagher has 42 years of experience including more than 600 financial studies for over 300 clients. He is particularly knowledgeable in innovative rate structures encouraging conservation in the western U.S. Mr. Gallagher has done numerous presentations around the country on water and wastewater finance and rates, and has provided expert testimony in various venues on utility rates and fees.

Mr. Rheem has 10 years of experience in financial and rate consulting for water and wastewater utilities, and is a skilled modeler. He specializes in the development and implementation of impact or system development fees for both utility and non-utility services for local governments throughout the west, and has extensive experience in states with mandated procedures including Arizona. Mr. Rheem is also an expert in developing cost of service rates for western utilities that have constrained or limited supplies and substantial service variations due to seasonal considerations, e.g., tourism.

Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Rheem, and Mr. Giardina have worked closely together for nearly a decade. This team will provide the foundation for Raftelis’ new Denver Metro Office as we further expand our resources for utilities in the Rocky Mountain region.

“We are very excited to add John and Andrew to the Raftelis team. We know that their expertise will allow us to further build our presence in the Denver area and throughout the region,” said Bill Stannard, Raftelis’ President and CEO.

You can contact John and Andrew using the following information:

John Gallagher, PE – jgallagher@raftelis.com
Andrew Rheem – arheem@raftelis.com

Raftelis’ new Denver Metro Office address is:

12835 E. Arapahoe Road, Tower II
Suite 600
Centennial, Colorado 80112