C. John Wilder is the Executive Chairman and member of Investment Committee of three investment vehicles: (i) Bluescape Resources Company; (ii) Parallel Resource Partners; (iii) and Bluescape Energy Partners. Wilder serves as chairman of the board and director on several portfolio companies.
For his achievements at TXU, the Harvard Business Review named Wilder twice as one of the Best-Performing CEOs in the World, ranking 24th among 2,000 CEOs from publicly traded companies in 33 countries in 2010 and 74th among 3,143 CEOs, from publicly traded companies in 50+ countries in 2013. No other United States’ power company executive was honored in either of these rankings. During Wilder’s leadership, TXU delivered 65% annualized returns to shareholders and ranked 5th best among the S&P 500. Wilder was named Ten Best CEOs in America by Institutional Investor in 2004 and was named Best CEO and CFO in the Electric Power Sector by Institutional Investor in all the years he was in the power industry. Wilder is a Trustee of Texas Health Resources and is a past member of the National Petroleum Council, a Secretary of Energy Appointment.
A native of Missouri, Wilder graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and he has received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas.