Founders

We are seasoned professionals from the energy, financial, manufacturing, private equity and retail & hospitality industries.

Pat Fulps, Principal Consultant and Founder

Pat has 12 years experience working in the deregulated electricity markets across the United States. Prior to Clarity Energy Consulting, Pat led the Business Development efforts in the Commercial and Industrial sales in the greater Fort Worth area generating revenues exceeding $25 million annually for Reliant Energy. Pat also spent time with Direct Energy in the role of Business Development Manager in Commercial and Industrial sales in the North Texas market.Prior to his time in the deregulated electricity business, he worked as Trainer/Quality Assurance Manager for Fox Sports Direct, leading strategic initiatives in the development of Business to Business satellite programming sales across North America.He has over 20 years of business experience and has excelled in delivering exceptional results for the clients he has served.

  • Pat participates heavily in the community and with many charitable organizations including:
  • Board of Managers – Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown Fort Worth YMCA.
  • Board of Directors – Tarrant County Restaurant Association,
  • Past Board Member – Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce East Area Council
  • Founding Board Member – Fort Worth West.

Pat received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with a minor in Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Pat Fulps Ph: 817.437.2388 Pat@ClarityEnergyConsulting.com

Ed Barton, Managing Director and Founder

Ed focuses on structured finance, sales and general management, legal and compliance consulting services for both Clarity and its Clients. His experience includes financial modeling, operations management, strategic planning and personnel development. Prior to joining Clarity, he was the Chief Executive Officer of B-Line, LLC, a accounts receivable management company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Glass Doctor of King & Pierce Counties, a specialty glass contractor. Ed has a degree in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, a Masters of Business Administration in Operations Management from Syracuse University, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern California University College of Law. Ed is also a Certified Public Accountant in Washington, and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

An attorney licensed to practice in the State of California as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern District of California and as House Counsel in Washington State, he is also a Washington State licensed certified public accountant, a chartered financial analyst since 1998 and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. Ed is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the Energy Bar Association, The Environmental Law Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Ed Barton Ph: 206.550.6442 Ed@ClarityEnergyConsulting.com

Tony del Fierro, Founder

Tony is focused on strategic direction, revenue design, and marketing & business development. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in restaurants, hospitality, retail, technology, healthcare and troubled assets. Prior to joining Clarity, he held senior roles at B-Line, LLC, Lone Star Business Solutions, the shared service business unit of LS Management serving Lone Star Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s, Restaurant Group, Lone Star Funds, Tully’s Coffee, Sodexho, ImproveMyBusiness.com, Caffe Appassionato, Popeye’s Chicken, Blimpies Subs & Salads, and Sebastian’s Inc. Tony also serves on the board of advisors for several companies in the state of Washington & Texas. Tony del Fierro Ph: 206.550.1226 Tony@ClarityEnergyConsulting.com