C. John Wilder is Executive Chairman of Bluescape Resources, an independent resource company with operations in the United States and Italy. Wilder is responsible for Bluescape’s overall investment activities and operations. Wilder is also Executive Chairman of Parallel Resource Partners, a private equity oil and gas fund with Carlson Capital, and serves on the boards of directors of several Parallel Resource Partners portfolio companies.
Wilder was formerly Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TXU Corp.
Wilder joined Entergy in 1998 after 20 years with the Royal Dutch/Shell group. He served as a core member of the new management team appointed to lead Entergy's financial turnaround. Under his leadership, Entergy achieved the industry-leading: total shareholder return of more than 200 percent; earnings growth of more than 14 percent per year; and improvement in net debt to total capital of almost 20 percent. Entergy completed about 20 complex transactions of more than $15 billion and dramatically improved the financial, operational, safety and customer performance of the company.
A native of Missouri, Wilder graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. degree in business administration, and he earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Texas. In 2004, Wilder was recognized by Institutional Investor as the best CFO in the Electric Utilities industry.more » « less