Debra has been a director since 2018 and serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance, Nominating, Environmental and Health and Safety Committee. She is a Principal of Svanda & Coy Consulting, providing strategic advisory services for water sector investors, corporations, and municipal utilities from a capital markets perspective. She is also an advisory Executive in Residence with XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused growth equity fund in North America, where she served as Partner from 2015 through 2019.
Previously Debra worked on Wall Street as an equity research analyst for more than 20 years, developing a unique leadership franchise and expertise in covering the global water sector for investor. She was Managing Director, leading coverage of the water sector for Janney Montgomery Scott's Capital Markets group, and also held senior equity equity research roles with the Stanford Washington Research Group, Schwab Capital Markets, HSBC Securities, and National Westminster Bank.
Debra currently serves as a director of Willdan Group (NASDAQ: WLDN) and previously a director of AquaVenture Holdings and Headworks International Inc.