John Elting Treat
John Elting Treat is a Senior Partner in Smart Alliance
Partners. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Treat Management
Company, as well as Vice Chairman of Pinnacle Partners Systems Inc, Chairman
of Sanctuary Development LLC and President of Twin Meadows LLC, real
estate and investment companies focused on opportunities in California
In July, 2001, he retired from Booz Allen Hamilton after 12 years as
a partner in that leading management consulting firm, although he continues
to assist Booz Allen on selected major assignments. At Booz Allen, he
most recently served as a lead partner in the firm's Organization and
Strategic Leadership practice and previously as a lead partner in the
firm's Energy, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals practice. He also played
a leadership role in the development of wargaming by Booz Allen for commercial
clients. Mr. Treat was involved in a variety of assignments to the areas
of strategic leadership and organizational transformation for major international
companies and government agencies.
Mr. Treat is a frequent speaker in international conferences and is widely
quoted in both general economic publications such as the Wall Street
Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Business
Week and Fortune, as well as specialized trade publications. He has also
appeared frequently on radio and television broadcasts, including the
major networks, CNN and PBS.
Prior to joining Booz, Allen, Mr. Treat served as president of Regent
International, a venture capital company. From 1985-87, he served as
executive publisher of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. From 1984-85, Mr.
Treat was a partner in the investment banking firm of Bear, Stearns and
Company, where he led the firm’s energy group.
As president of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) from 1982–84,
he led the Exchange to international prominence. He also strengthened
the Exchange's market surveillance program and financial control systems.
Prior to joining NYMEX, Mr. Treat was responsible for international energy
and strategic materials policy in the White House as a member of the
National Security Council Staff under Presidents Carter and Reagan. He
also served in a variety of senior posts in the U.S. Department of Energy,
including appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International
His Washington service also included positions in the Office of the Secretary
of State, on a special Presidential-Congressional Commission on the Organization
of Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy ("Murphy Commission"),
and on the staff of a U.S. Senator. He completed his military service
as an officer in the United States Navy.
Mr. Treat received his BA degree in international economics from Princeton
University's Woodrow Wilson School and an MA degree, also in international
economics, from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International
Studies. He also pursued additional post graduate studies in economics
at Johns Hopkins.
He is the author/editor of six books, including Energy Futures(Third
Edition) and Dinosaurs Can Fly: Creating A High Performance International
Petroleum Company. He is listed in Who's Who in America and is a
member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council,
Affairs Council of Northern California, and the International Association
Energy Economics. He also serves on the Boards of the American University
in Cairo, the Yosemite National Institutes and China Genuity.
His current contact information is:
Continental Grand Plaza 2
400 Continental Boulevard, Suite 600
El Segundo, CA 90245
Office: (310) 426-2934
Direct/Cell: (415) 699-2722
eFax: (501) 644-8003