Philip Holder is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he provides strategic advice to clients with a focus on the utility, financial sponsor, and clean technology sectors. Phil has almost 20 years of experience across the energy, power and utility industries as both an investment banker and operations professional, with deep expertise in M&A, restructuring, and corporate strategy.
Phil was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at CenterPoint Energy, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, and financial planning, in addition to the company’s ESG and Energy Transition strategy. He previously spent over 15 years as an investment banker where he provided a broad range of strategic advice on M&A and restructuring situations in the Power & Utilities sector, holding roles at Guggenheim, Citigroup, and UBS. Notably, he was the financial advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom regarding the establishment of the California State Wildfire Fund.
Phil holds a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Goizeuta Business School at Emory University.