Consulting focused on the future of energy

Blue Phoenix is a Strategic Consulting company providing thought leadership related to the future of energy. Our subject matter expertise in emerging areas of the energy spectrum allows us the unique opportunity to leverage a documented track record for forward-thinking research to provide our clients strategic guidance on business development and brand management in areas such as next generation materials, distributed power sources, smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We work with leading organizations across the private and public energy sectors to create value. We pride ourselves in our ability to connect the dots ahead of mainstream thinking in order to help our clients identify new trends, understand new strategic growth opportunities and develop more compelling content marketing through targeted white papers, Op-Eds, blogs, podcasts, infographics and social media.

Founded in New York in 2005, we have a built a credible reputation for big picture thinking as evidenced by frequent media appearances, countless Op-Eds and speaking engagements at The United Nations Rio+20, The World Nuclear Association and New York Energy Week. Also, our literary book on the outlook for energy post Superstorm Sandy was published by Wiley.

Blue Phoenix stands ready to act as a trusted advisor for your group, a consultant on a specific project, a creative content marketing partner or a public speaker at your next energy conference. We always welcome exploring ways to partner with companies devoted to clean energy, advanced materials and a more sustainable future.


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John Licata speaking at WNA in London

John J. Licata
Founder and Chief Energy Strategist

John Licata is the Chief Energy Strategist of Blue Phoenix. He is a proven Strategist with over fifteen years of unique, “timely” insights which have made him a highly sought out public speaker for viewpoints related to new technologies and innovation influencing energy, batteries, smart cities and the connected home.

Prior to launching  Blue Phoenix in 2005, John held research and trading positions at Dow Jones, Salomon Smith Barney, BrokerageAmerica and on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

He is the author of “Lessons from Frankenstorm: Investing for Future Power Disruptions”, a 2013 Wiley e-book on the future of energy post Sandy. John’s views on the role of technology and innovation for fossil fuels and alternative energy sources have been documented in the global media for north of a decade by the likes of Bloomberg, CNBC, BNN, Yahoo! Finance, Reuters, and Fox Business Channel.

John graduated from Saint Peter’s University with a B.S. in Economics and he received his M.B.A. from the Executive MBA Program at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.