3Degrees, a leading global provider of climate solutions, has hired Suzy Taherian as its new Chief Financial Officer. Taherian brings over 25 years of experience driving growth in global energy companies. She’ll apply this experience as financial leader for 3Degrees as the company continues expanding and maturing its services, teams, and systems to serve its clients’ decarbonization efforts.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Suzy as our new CFO,” said 3Degrees CEO Steve McDougal. “After our previous CFO Sumit Kapur decided to move on after 11 years, we knew hiring the right person to step into this critical role would be paramount. Suzy brings everything we were looking for, including deep energy industry experience and a thoughtful approach to managing both financial complexities and human dynamics that was essential for the financial leader of a mission-driven B Corp like 3Degrees.”
Taherian began her career in a variety of roles over 16 years with Exxon and Chevron, after which she moved on to lead high-growth companies focused on the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Over her career, she has completed over $7 billion in M&A and financings. She was most recently CFO of Xpansiv, which provides the global market infrastructure for energy transition. Taherian led Xpansiv’s finance team through some incredible milestones, including completing $540M in private equity financing with several partners, completing four major acquisitions, and delivering strong top line growth and increased profitability while rapidly scaling up the size of the team. She has also been an adjunct professor in International Finance and International Business at UC Davis Graduate School of Management for the last ten years. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“I’m excited to be part of the 3Degrees team,” Taherian said. “The company has achieved an impressive track record in helping our customers take urgent action on climate change, all while achieving consistent financial performance and adhering to strong values of passion, respect, commitment, integrity, and diversity. I look forward to advancing this impressive work and helping 3Degrees expand its footprint and suite of climate solutions for customers around the globe.”