Debra Coy is Executive in Residence at XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused growth equity fund in North America. She was an advisor to XPV Capital since 2010 and joined the firm full time in early 2015. From 2010 and 2015, she was a principal with Svanda & Coy Consulting, providing strategic advisory services for investors, companies, and municipal utilities from a capital markets perspective. Prior to that, Ms. Coy worked on Wall Street as an equity research analyst for approximately 20 years, developing a unique franchise and expertise in covering the global water sector for investors at firms including Janney Montgomery Scott, Schwab Capital Markets, and HSBC Securities. She was named a Financial Times/Starmine “Best Brokerage Analyst” in 2008 and 2009 and a Forbes “Best Brokerage Analyst” in 2010 for water utilities coverage. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and a regular columnist on water finance and policy matters for Global Water Intelligence and other publications.