Stephen Burnazian is responsible for all commercial and business strategy related activities. He leads business development, pricing, structuring, trading and commercial optimization activities to maximize performance across generation, retail and wholesale businesses.  Stephen serves as a key industry expert for Energy Harbor’s operations and direction at the employee, executive and board levels. He has been a critical partner in the successful turnaround of the generation, retail and financial aspects of Energy Harbor.


Stephen has substantial experience in the restructuring and ownership of complex commodity cyclical businesses at the asset and large-scale corporate levels. He previously served as Senior Vice President with Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm focused on distressed debt and special situation investing.  In his role at Avenue he was responsible for principal investments and restructurings in the merchant power, infrastructure, packaging, forest products, energy and utility industries.


Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.