About Tuatara Group
Tuatara Group is a technical advisory firm with the capabilities to take a project from conceptualization to financial close and implementation. Tuatara has work experience in more than 50 countries and in a diverse array of infrastructure sectors, including energy and power, transportation, water and sanitation, information and communications technology (ICT), smart cities and financial services. Tuatara Group was founded by partners Pamela Peseux, John Rezaiyan and Doug Shuster to bring together multidisciplinary expertise to support all aspects of emerging market infrastructure development.
John Rezaiyan, our partner and co-founder of Tuatara Group, will be entering semi-retirement on January 1, 2024 and stepping down as a principal and owner of the company. John will continue to support Tuatara Group on certain projects as a consultant. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for John's invaluable contributions that have shaped our success.
Tuatara brings together team members that understand the technologies, enabling policies, financing mechanisms as well as the regional and country nuances to create specialized, multidisciplinary teams to focus on each project.
Client Project Organizations
The Tuatara Group partners have worked with a broad group of client organizations including:
International Executive Service Corps
Advanced Resources International
Clean Air Task Force
Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), Costa Rica
Istanbul Exporters Association
Jamaica Public Service Company
Management Systems International
Merklein and Associates
Ministry of Energy, Ghana
National Commission on Energy Policy
National Power Transmission Company of Vietnam
National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce
Network Dynamics Associates
Southern Research Institute
The Internet Society
The Penfield Group
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
The Webster Group
U.S. Development Finance Company
U.S. Embassy in Botswana
U.S. Energy Association
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
University of Maryland University College
US Agency of International Development
Utilities Telecom Council
We chose the unique Tuatara as our company name because it embodies key attributes that, like us, sets them apart from the pack and has enabled them to navigate and thrive in unique environments. Tuatara, although they resemble lizards, are part of a distinct lineage that has existed for the past 200 million years through their ability to evolve and adapt to their surroundings. Their physical characteristics add to their uniqueness. These tenacious creatures have a spiny crest along their back, a third eye, and a double row of teeth that interlocks with their bottom teeth – a perfect mascot for a boutique consulting company that offers insightful analysis, adapts to rapidly evolving markets, and helps its clients to identify, carve out and secure their niche in challenging markets.