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 and Colorado.

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 Affairs.

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, the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and the International Association for 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:

John Treat

Senior Partner
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


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