Mark Ciolek


Mark Ciolek leads the utility/power practice at Preng & Associates.  His search practice is focused on electric and gas utilities, independent generators, renewable energy, and industrial/services companies supporting the utilities and power sector.  Mr. Ciolek combines six years of senior-level search experience at Korn Ferry and Spencer Stuart with an extensive knowledge base and network developed during his prior 25 years of industry and management consulting.  Leveraging this combination of experience, Mr. Ciolek brings an insightful and pragmatic view to helping clients acquire the talent needed to compete successfully in the utility/power sectors. He conducts a wide variety of senior level assignments, including CEO/President, COO and CFO roles. His functional search experience includes operations, engineering and construction, business and project development, regulatory, strategy, and IT.

Prior to entering the search profession, Mr. Ciolek spent six years with Exelon, where he was responsible for leading the Corporate Strategy, Corporate Environmental, and Sustainability functions.  Prior to joining Exelon in 2004, Mr. Ciolek was the Partner-in-charge of the energy strategy consulting practice for the Central Business Unit of PWC.  In this capacity, Mark consulted with the executive teams of many of the nation’s largest utility companies, helping develop strategies, improve operations and create value.

Mr. Ciolek holds a Master degree in Management with concentrations in Finance and Strategy from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.