Water utilities face mounting challenges related to water scarcity and unfunded mandates, creating a compelling need for a risk management system that can model revenue suﬃciency and the impact that decisions will have on rates. Furthermore, waste water operations are pressed by aging infrastructure and the requirement for additional capacity, thus prioritizing the need for an on-demand, cost-of-service analysis. Changing weather patterns have also created a critical need for new storm water infrastructure involving capital expenditures, increased O&M expenses, and ﬁnancing requirements. Make better decisions about rate increase timing and manage financial risk with the AQUA RATES PLANNER!
The need to plan, fund, and price capital infrastructure initiatives is a critical topic today. The options for funding these initiatives have increased along with the complexity and the need to assess financial feasibility from various revenue sources. A dynamic pricing model is also essential to establish defensible fees and charges across customer service classes. These requirements, combined with emerging public/private partnerships, create a compelling need for a powerful budgeting, financing, revenue suﬃciency, and pricing application. Using the INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PLANNER take control of capital infrastructure projects and O&M budgets with the ability to quickly forecast revenue requirements!
Traditional energy utilities are challenged with regulations from the EPA resulting in unfunded mandates and the need to explore energy alternatives. Natural gas is an important and emerging source of energy, with approximately half the carbon footprint as coal. Alternative energy sources such as wind and solar are becoming more prominent, tapping into the inexhaustible energy of the sun. In order to truly model the ﬁnancial impact of required capital infrastructure and the critical need to ﬁnance these initiatives, an online risk management system that can price energy rates is essential. Mitigate the risk of customer class rate shock and anticipate the future with the ENERGY RATES PLANNER!
CAPITAL OBJECTS INC. is a pioneer Fintech company, offering rate calculations, cash flow analytics, and capital ﬁnancing analysis software applications for water and energy utilities as well as state and local governments. Responding to a critical need for capital infrastructure for water and energy utilities and widespread rate shock occurring across customer classes in utility operations of all sizes, the CAPITAL OBJECTS team created financial analysis technology, packaged for water-related and energy-related utilities. This technology empowers utility finance directors with powerful multi-scenario cash flow analysis, ﬁnancial ratio analysis, and fully documented rate calculations.
Don Winger is the Founder and CEO of CAPITAL OBJECTS. Don is a software development entrepreneur and founder of Fintech companies across capital markets. Don started his career performing rate studies and ﬁnancial planning for the Municipal Utilities practice of PWC. He now returns to those roots to create the AQUA RATES PLANNER and the ENERGY RATES PLANNER. Don has an established track record for taking a software product from inception though design, engineering, and evangelization and from imagination to completed commercial product. Previously, Don served as the CEO and founder of AnalytX, Inc., a software development ﬁrm focused exclusively on private equity and venture capital. Don holds a BA in Philosophy from Randolph Macon College and an MBA in Finance from George Mason University.
Zeliko Tesic (Z) is the Chief Technology Oﬃcer for CAPITAL OBJECTS. Mr. Tesic is an innovator in several capital markets, including alternative assets and publicly traded securities. Z has created cutting-edge software calculation frameworks for alternative assets, debt instrument collateral, and utility ﬁnancial analysis. Prior to joining CAPITAL OBJECTS, Mr. Tesic held the position of Senior Technical Architect, focused on enterprise collateral management systems for Sunguard. Prior to this leadership position, he was the Chief Technology Oﬃcer of AnalytX, Inc., a software company focused exclusively on private equity, venture capital, and alternative assets. Mr. Tesic holds a BS in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Belgrade, graduating magna cum laude.
Brian Fratus is the Director of Business Development for Capital Objects. Brian has a 30-year career that includes the electric power, water, wastewater and infrastructure sector where he began in the Municipal Utilities practice of PWC involving rate studies and bond feasibility for capital projects. His career subsequently transitioned to development and capital investment roles with large electric utility holding companies, independent power firms, as well as an independent advisor in energy and infrastructure. Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, he has been a solar and energy storage project development entrepreneur where he has been involved in the rapidly changing energy sector transition toward renewable and distributed energy resources which is driving regulatory reform and a transition toward new energy business models. Mr. Fratus has held corporate positions in project development, project and corporate finance, corporate development and acquisitions and asset management. He holds an M.A. in Economics concentrated in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from George Mason University.