Vice President & Chief Information Officer

As part of the ACES Senior Management team, Matthew Fischesser is responsible for leading the IT organization at ACES. Prior to becoming CIO, Mr. Fischesser held a variety of positions over his tenure at ACES, in both Process Control and IT. Prior to joining the ACES team, Mr. Fischesser was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP. 

In leading the ACES IT organization, Mr. Fischesser and his team are responsible for implementation and around-the-clock support of ACES’ generation operations, trading, risk, analytical, and settlement software solutions; maintaining, enhancing, and supporting a robust and reliable telecommunications and network infrastructure; designing and implementing best practice controls to meet regulatory and financial reporting requirements; developing and managing physical and cyber security programs; and leading business continuity and disaster recovery planning and readiness for ACES’ four regional trading centers and the national service center.

Mr. Fischesser has experience leading large-scale system implementations, managing vendor relationships, building key technology partnerships, directing enterprise architecture design, managing ACES Member and Customer integration and consulting efforts, and supporting the planning and establishment of ACES’ technical vision. He has successfully led numerous strategic, multi-million dollar implementations including SAP enterprise resource planning system integration projects, EMS/GMS/SCADA solutions, customer relationship management solutions, commodity trading and risk management systems, and ISO bid to bill solutions.

Mr. Fischesser has a proven record of operational excellence, financial stewardship, customer service, leadership, and innovation. He has an extensive knowledge of various energy markets and the services ACES provides to its Members and Customers, including forecasting, portfolio optimization, market operations, generation operations, risk management, settlements, energy allocation, and invoicing.

Mr. Fischesser holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (IU) and an MBA from IU’s Kelly School of Business. He is a Certified Information Technology Professional (CIPT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), as well as an inactive Certified Public Accountant.  

“The mission for our technology team is for it to deliver the highest level of service possible to staff, Members, and Customers, to protect ACES’ business information technologies, and to demonstrate technology leadership and innovation that furthers our mission. Managing change, fostering innovation, providing exceptional financial stewardship, while delivering excellent service to our Members and Customers is essential to the success of our organization.”

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