Resume of James Heller

Current Position

Jamie Heller is the founder and president of Hellerworx, Inc. Hellerworx was developed to provide strategic and economic consulting services to electric generators, coal and energy producers and transportation companies. Mr. Heller is an expert in coal, energy, environmental and transportation issues. His specialties include coal market analysis, transportation market analysis, electric utility planning, electric power market analysis, analysis of environmental compliance options, utility fuel procurement, energy property valuation, and litigation support.

Mr. Heller has served as an arbitrator, and as an expert witness before various state commissions, federal district and state courts, arbitration panels in the U.S. and overseas, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has made numerous speeches and presentations before various conferences and seminars in the U.S. and abroad. His comments have appeared in various trade publications.

Consulting Specialties

Strategic planning. Transportation procurement planning. Transportation management studies. Providing litigation and regulatory support. Conducting market assessments and forecasts. Negotiating fuel and transportation agreements. Estimating fuel production and transportation costs. Fuel price and transportation rate forecasting. Evaluating alternative Clean Air Act compliance strategies. Siting new energy facilities. Performing reserve acquisition analyses. Evaluating equipment purchases. Energy supply planning.

Prior Professional Experience
  • PA Consulting (October 2000-July 2002). Senior Partner. As Senior Partner within the PA Management Group worked on launching the Environmental and Resource Analytics practice within PA. The practice provided strategic and analytical services to clients in the electric generation, coal and transportation markets; performed various studies and modeling activities related to compliance with environmental regulations; and conducted environmental risk assessments. The principal areas of focus were environmental compliance with Clean Air Act standards, providing fuel and environmental analyses in support of electric generating unit asset acquisition and financing activities, and a major effort to support Firestone Tire in its dispute with Ford Motor Company and NHTSA.
  • Hagler Bailly (October 1998-October 2000). Senior Vice President. Served as head of Hagler Bailly’s fuels and environment practice area and an expert in coal, energy, and transportation issues. His activities supported the firms forecasting and analysis of electric power, fuel and transportation markets and various clean air compliance issues. In October 2000, PA Consulting purchased Hagler Bailly.
  • Fieldston Company, Inc. and Fieldston Publications, Inc. (1981-1998). Founder and President. Founded The Fieldston Companies in 1981 to provide energy and transportation consulting services to the energy supply, transportation and electric utility sectors. The 60+ person staff provided expert assistance to the fuels supply, transportation and electric generation industries in hundreds of commercial matters. The publication staff developed and published leading business periodicals in the coal, rail transportation and environmental fields. A joint venture company, Fieldston Transportation Services, provided rail transportation and railcar maintenance services to various shippers and short line rail carriers. In 1998, Mr. Heller sold the consulting and publishing companies to Hagler Bailly, and the transportation services company to DTE.
  • Teknekron, Inc. of Berkeley, Calif. (1979–1980). Senior Analyst. Strategic planning, market analyses, rail merger studies, transportation market analysis and rate estimation, plant siting, and public policy development.
  • Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc. (1975-1979). Director of Management Studies. Directed coal market and transportation studies for railroads and coal producers. Conducted economic evaluation of air and water regulations. Developed energy efficiency plans. Clients included U.S. Department of Energy, Executive Office of the President, U.S. Presidential Commission on Coal, U.S. Congress Office of Technology
    Assessment, and various coal producers.
  • Office of Water Quality Planning and Standards (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) (1972–1975). Section Chief. Developed and promulgated industrial water pollution control guidelines.

James N. Heller and Charles A. Mann. Coal and Profitability: An Investor’s Guide. McGraw-Hill, 1979.

James N. Heller. Coal Transportation and Deregulation: An Impact Analysis of the Staggers Act. Serif Press and the Energy Bureau, 1984.


Harvard Business School — Master of Business Administration, 1972

Northwestern University — Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1970


Member, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Societies