Paul Hillegeist is an entrepreneur and thought-leader with expertise in the offshore energy industry, developed during his successful 29-year career in the field. Paul began as a market strategist, working for two major companies before launching his own business, Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., with two partners in 1999.
While serving as President and COO of Quest Offshore, Paul developed and was a partner in several start-up entities related to the business. In 2016, he successfully sold Quest’s Data & Subscription division to Verisk Analytics, VRSK (NASDAQ). Most recently, he co-founded Quest Floating Wind Energy, an innovative start-up delivering market insight, strategy, predictive analytics and supply chain insight.
Throughout his career he has worked closely with C-Suite leaders of major client companies developing strategic relationships and building collaborative growth initiatives. Specifically, these include upstream energy-focused International Oil Companies, National Oil Companies, Independent producers, tier-one and two supply chain, industrial conglomerates, sell-side and buy-side global financial firms, institutional investors, renewables’ developers and mid-stream transportation companies.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. In his free time, Paul enjoys Longhorn Football games and spending time with his family and golden retrievers in the Texas Hill Country boating, fishing and hunting.