Capitalize Consulting Management Team

Brian Zahn
Managing Partner

Brian A. Zahn is an energy and midstream expert with more than 18 years of professional experience. He focuses on business process redesign, management consulting initiatives, and technical software implementations. He provides hands-on experience in the life-cycle of software selection, process design and analysis, implementations and project management. He has strong expertise in gas plant and facility accounting, tax, regulatory reporting, imbalance management, division order maintenance, disbursements and gas contracts. His deep experience in the midstream business comes from multiple implementations of software and process redefinition across the energy value chain for a wide variety of Fortune 500 energy companies.

Zahn was previously a member of Quorum Business Solutions’ senior leadership team, where he was responsible for the Midstream Energy Practice. Prior to working at Quorum, he worked for Accenture’s Energy Solutions Group. Zahn earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University.

Eric Soden
Managing Partner

Eric Soden is a business intelligence professional with more than 12 years in sales, technical pre-sales, business analysis, enterprise reporting/analytics, data warehousing and project management and has achieved four IBM Cognos certifications.

Before starting Capitalize Analytics, Eric led a division for an IBM partner. While there he directed the strategy and vision for his department including creating vendor partnerships to add value to both parties’ offerings. He also led many business intelligence projects that included ETL, Data Warehousing, and IBM Cognos.

Prior to becoming an IBM partner, Eric worked at IBM for over five years as an account executive and solutions architect for IBM Cognos products, acting as a technical resource for clients evaluating the Cognos solution. He directed the sales team in demos, proofs-of-concepts and RFP responses. He later became an outside sales account executive with responsibility for a 12-state territory from pipeline creation to close.

Cheryl Nealon
Director of Delivery – Consulting

Cheryl Nealon has 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She joined Capitalize Consulting in 2012 to help clients implement industry software aimed at streamlining management reporting from transactional systems. She brings significant experience as an IT project manager, having led global development and deployment efforts for data management systems for several Fortune 500 upstream corporations.

Prior to joining Capitalize Consulting, Nealon worked at Chevron as a project manager. There, she implemented custom software data management and reporting systems for both digital oil fields as well as for the environmental compliance department. Prior to working at Chevron, she worked for Data Systems & Solutions as a consultant, implementing environmental management information systems for several leading upstream companies. Nealon earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master’s degree in bioengineering from Rice University.