RJ Arsenault is a Managing Director in the Clean Energy industry practice within the Turnaround & Restructuring practice. He has spent over 15 years in the energy sector, holding senior positions with global power companies and advising clients owning assets across the sector, including convention and renewable power generation, electric transmission and midstream pipeline infrastructure.
Mr. Arsenault advises clients on a variety of economic, financial and strategic issues in power and gas markets across North America. His expertise includes market assessments, economic and financial modeling of contracted and merchant assets, asset valuation and liquidation analyses supporting transactions in and out of court bankruptcies and providing strategic advisory services.
Mr. Arsenault advises investors throughout the entire investment process, including target identification, transaction support, business creation and expansion strategy. He is experienced in valuing enterprises, power assets, power purchase agreements and trade books, tax equity transactions and formulating negotiation strategy for executing transactions.
Mr. Arsenault has played a critical role advising companies, bondholders and unsecured creditors during Chapter 11 restructurings. During these engagements, he has led teams responsible for reviewing and preparing Debtor business plans, developing cash flow forecasts and associated asset valuations, and maximizing the value of the Debtor estate within the power markets in which they operate. Select clients that Mr. Arsenault has served include AES Eastern Energy, Edison Mission Energy, Energy Future Holdings, Northampton Generating, ExGen Texas Power and FirstEnergy Solutions.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Arsenault held several senior positions with TransCanada Pipelines, including asset management of its Northeast power portfolio and roles within its M&A group, evaluating investments across North American power markets.
Mr. Arsenault holds a B.A. in biology from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He is a CFA charter holder.