Mark Hildebrand is a financial and management consultant with 18 years of experience in helping local governments, federal agencies, special district, private companies, and NGOs bridge funding gaps and find strategic solutions to their business needs. Mark's specialization is in utility rate-setting, while his rounded background makes him equally effective in the disciplines of strategic planning, business analysis, organizational effectiveness, and change management. He has performed scores of water, wastewater, and recycled water rate studies and he has represented his clients in the delivery of hundreds of millions of dollars in capital projects, including privatization contracts. A recognized thought-leader within the municipal utility sector, he has published articles and presented at conferences on topics including the legal framework of utility pricing in California, alternative project delivery models, conservation planning and utility business strategies.

Mark has a Bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and the University of Bordeaux (France), a Masters degree from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara, and he spent 2.5 years serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar.