About Us

Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics to Accelerate the Energy Transition

InfraShield Labs is a team of experienced technology visionaries, consultants, programmers, and data scientists specializing in advanced modeling and application development for utilities and other asset-intensive industries. Through our founding partner, UMS Group, over the past 32 years, we have helped more than 300 utilities with key strategies and improvements to their grid. In The last 10 years, we have invested our IP into a new generation of AI and Machine Learning Software. Utilizing our deep expertise in data science and modelling, and our unique utility asset management and grid reliability expertise, we aim to use or predictive analytics products to enable safe and effective acceleration of the energy transition.

Are you ready for what’s coming? Let us help you lead the way.

VISION

Accelerating the Transition to a Sustainable Energy Ecosystem Through Advanced Analytics and Cutting Edge Technology.

MISSION

Pushing the Frontier of AI, Machine Learning, and Predictive Modelling to Put Utilities on Offense in the Face Climate Change, Rising Costs, and the Energy Transition Disruption.

Working With InfraShield Labs

We offer key benefits in terms of global industry insights coming out of UMS Group consulting that inform our product development, modeling/technical experts with deep industry understanding, and much more.

Our clients are our most important asset and we are proud to serve leading organizations worldwide; to guide them and arm them with valuable insights in these changing times. Among our customers, we have generation, transmission and distribution water, gas and electricity companies, rail and public transport companies and some of the largest industrial players in the world.

Management Team

John M. Shearman
Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder

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Jack has more than 45 years of consulting and management experience serving global electric and gas utility markets. His special focus is on deregulation, competitive positioning, and the management of change. He also has extensive expertise in strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and asset, and performance management. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is well known for his perspectives on industry strategic directions.

Prior to founding InfraShield Labs, Jack was a senior member of Booz Allen & Hamilton's utility practice.

He also served for 11 years in various leadership capacities at two major U.S. east coast utilities. Jack holds a professional engineer's license and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

Patrick Heuer
CEO
Co-Founder 

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Patrick brings over 15 years of consulting and industry experience in capital intensive, heavy industries. He leads the Global Learning Consortia line of business for UMS Group. He specializes in asset and enterprise performance improvement, operational strategy and efficiency, and benchmarking and data-led improvements. He is frequently published on the topics of energy and mining operations and how to generate value pragmatically and sustainably.

Prior to appointment as Vice President and Managing Director at UMS Group, Patrick was the global leader of the oil and gas consulting and technology business for GEP Worldwide and a Director in PwC's Strategy and Operations practice based in Australia, China, Mexico, and the U.S.

Patrick holds Bachelors degrees in Economics, Russian, and both a Juris Doctorate and Master of Law focused on Energy Law and Finance.

Larisa Malewski
COO
Co-Founder

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Larisa is the COO and Co-Founder of InfraShield Labs and has been with the company for over 22 years. She served as the Managing Director of UMS Group’s Digital Solutions Practice, focusing on the development of new software, tools and data services and leads a team of twenty employees in the company’s Global Business Intelligence Center (GBIC) office located in the Philippines.

Over the years, she has focused much of her time on product development and advanced analytics, project and product management, asset, risk and performance management, client benchmarking & global best practice programs, process improvement, and quality assurance projects. She has led numerous client engagements throughout the US and Canada and has spent a substantial amount of time working abroad with global utility clients in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Larisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with a concentration in Multinational Management, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as minors in French and Spanish.

Jenna Miller
Director
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Jenna is Chief Product Officer with InfraShield Labs, following 20 years with utility consulting firm UMS Group, where she primarily focused on the Digital Solutions business.  A certified Product Manager, Jenna’s expertise is in software requirements design and software development, portfolio optimization, quality assurance, client implementation and training, project management, and change management. She has worked with clients around the world on performance improvement, asset management, and application implementation engagements.  Jenna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

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