Constellation Energy Names Christopher Close CFO for Commercial Businesses
Constellation Energy has appointed Christopher Close as chief financial officer (CFO) for Constellation Energy Resources, its commercial business division. In this role, Close will be responsible for developing short- and long-term financial plans and strategies for Constellation Energy Resources and maintaining oversight of its financial statements and operating results. He will report jointly to Kathleen Hyle, chief operating officer (COO), Constellation Energy Resources, and Jonathan Thayer, senior vice president and CFO of Constellation Energy.
Most recently, Close served as vice president of finance for Exelon Generation, an energy generator and a division of Exelon Corp. Close had broad financial responsibilities for the business, where he led financial planning and analysis, business unit finance and economic evaluation functions. He joined Exelon in 2002 and held a number of senior financial management positions with increasing responsibility before being named vice president, finance, in December 2005.
Earlier in his career, Close gained valuable experience in accounting, audit, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, planning and treasury in various industries, including packaged gas distribution (Airgas), chemical production (Arco Chemical) and public accounting (Price Waterhouse).
Close graduated with a BSc degree in accounting and a minor in management information systems from the University of Delaware. He earned a MBA degree, with an emphasis in finance and international business, from Villanova University.