Track M | Big Data & IoT
Brian Savoy is senior vice president, business transformation and technology for Duke Energy. He is responsible for information technology and leading
business change to advance the company’s strategic objectives.
Prior to this role, he served as chief accounting officer and controller for Duke Energy where his responsibilities included the accounting, financial reporting and internal controls for the corporation.
Savoy joined Duke Energy in 2001 as a manager in Duke Energy’s energy trading unit, Duke Energy North America. He was named director of trading and risk services later in that year. Savoy led derivative accounting and trading control functions for energy trading and marketing activities and was instrumental in the successful wind-down and disposition of Duke Energy North America in 2005.
Following Duke Energy’s merger with Cinergy in 2006, he was appointed as vice president and controller of the commercial power segment and responsible for accounting, financial reporting and internal controls functions. In 2009, Savoy was named director of forecasting and analysis where he played a significant role in addressing challenging business and strategic issues, including leading financial due diligence for the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger completed in 2012. He assumed his current position in May 2016.
Prior to joining Duke Energy, Savoy was a manager with the international accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche where he oversaw audit engagements
for large energy clients.
Savoy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is a certified public accountant in both Texas and Ohio.
Savoy currently serves on the boards of advisors for the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and the McColl School of Business at Queens University. He and his wife, Sabrina, along with their son and daughter, live in Charlotte, N.C.