Get to know the pioneers, motivators and mentors that drive our company forward.
Mr. Breitbart is the primary architect of the creation of North American Power. Since founding the company with his partner, Carey Turnbull, in 2009 he has designed and created an expertly staffed and highly effective retail energy business. His ability to attract experts in the energy operations, finance, business development and marketing fields has made North American Power an award winning company - one of the fastest growing and most successful in the retail energy sector.
Mr. Breitbart is well known in the energy industry due to his national and regional advocacy activities. He is an influential member of the National Energy Marketers Association Executive Committee as well as the initiator of organized efforts to promote necessary changes to energy deregulation in New England. In addition to having been recognized on a major TV business news channel as an energy expert, he has been a featured speaker at numerous energy industry conferences.
Prior to founding North American Power, he worked for twenty years at United Companies where he started as a crude oil broker and worked his way up to President and CEO. He expanded United from four to thirteen divisions and brought the notional value of products brokered by the company to $750 billion annually. United was the first broker of energy derivatives and did not have a competitor in their derivatives business for two years. When sold in 2005 United was the top broker in crude oil deliveries globally.
His approach to the energy business has featured social entrepreneurship by linking charitable giving, the promotion of cleaner energy development and the creation of business opportunities for individuals to retail energy sales. Mr. Breitbart has demonstrated that a focus on doing what is good for society is good for business.
Mr. Brown is a proven energy business executive with a track record of value creation in the competitive retail energy industry. He has broad experience in retail energy including strategy development, engineering, operations, customer service, technology, marketing, and sales.
Mr. Brown was previously the CEO of Hudson Energy Services a very fast growing energy provider in Texas, New York, and Illinois. Prior to his current position, he was VP and General Manager for Direct Energy Business Services, a leading retail energy provider in North America.
Prior to Direct Energy, Mr. Brown had a long career at TXU playing a leadership role in establishing their retail energy business. Prior to building TXU's retail energy division, he held a variety of senior positions in TXU's regulated utility business, serving TXU for some 28 years.
Mr. Brown received his MBA from the University of North Texas and a BS with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Texas. Mr. Brown is on the Board at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
In the early 1980's Mr. Turnbull helped found Amerex Energy, an interdealer broker of energy risk management regulated futures and over the counter derivatives. The firm began as a broker of bulk shipments of petroleum between institutional counterparties. As the energy risk management business matured, Mr. Turnbull was instrumental in the firm's development of its regulated futures business on the International Petroleum Exchange in London, its petroleum brokerage business in Asia, and in its US natural gas and electricity derivatives businesses, where he was involved in their adoption of online trading. He was Global Chairman of Amerex when it sold its North American businesses to NYSE listed GFI Group in 2006.
Mr. Kinneary was named President of North American Power in March of 2011. He brings with him 38 years of experience in the energy industry, where he held numerous positions, ranging from utility general manager to top-level executive positions in retail marketing and electric generation companies. He has held the top executive offices in KeySpan Energy Services, KeySpan Energy Supply and Total Gas & Electric (TG&E). Among his many career accomplishments Mr. Kinneary designed and implemented the first utility energy hedging strategy in New York state, developed power pricing tactics that resulted in profits from the largest New York City power plant, and took TG&E from the brink of punitive regulatory/legal action and financial collapse to full compliance and profitability. Mr. Kinneary has served as a member of the National Energy Marketers Association's Executive Committee since 1999 including two terms as Chairman and has been proudly serving as Chairman Emeritus since 2005.
A Co-Founder of North American Power, Mr. Sattler is charged with management of all operations from wholesale power procurement to retail customer acquisition. Formerly a sought-after consultant for retail energy suppliers, as well as the head of EnergyChoice LLC, a CT-based electric aggregator, he brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the North American Power executive team. As owner and founder of EnSatt Consulting, he was engaged to assist the founders of North American Power with the initial set up and business plan. He shared the same vision and excitement for the company and upon completing this consulting project he joined the firm. A part of the original North American Power team, Mr. Sattler has led the company's expansion into over 30 markets and 11 states.
Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder
Mr. Breitbart left a career in international luxury real estate to join North American Power at its inception when the company had only three employees. Using his background in marketing, he worked to create the North American Power brand, sales channels, consumer promise and core values. Through Greg's efforts, North American Power has become one of the fastest growing energy companies in the Northeast. Greg places social entrepreneurship at the center of North American Power's marketing strategy and consistently looks for ways to utilize marketing to help drive growth while also driving change.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Redett has been involved with all aspects of electricity deregulation since 1997. He has built retail businesses from the ground up multiple times including AES NewEnergy in the UK and Juice Energy in the US. Mr. Redett was Director of Finance and Operations for the New York and Mid-Atlantic regions of Constellation NewEnergy and most recently the Director of Finance for Gamesa Energy USA, North America, a wind farm developer
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Meek is responsible for IT infrastructure and internal applications for North American Power. Mr. Meek previously worked as a software consultant specializing in systems architecture and application design. He has worked on a wide range of IT projects as a consultant bringing a wealth of technical knowledge to North American Power.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Tschamler, an 18-year energy industry veteran, joined North American Power in March of 2011. He is responsible for business development, including the expansion of the company into new markets. Tschamler comes to North American Power from KEMA, where he served as Director of North American Retail Energy. While at KEMA, he ran the retail energy advisory service, retail benchmarking service, and was lead author of First to Market, an analysis of the emerging smart energy business. Mr. Tschamler received a BA in economics from the University of Maine and Masters in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary.
Vice President, Natural Gas
Former director of U.S. Natural Gas Commodity Operations for UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Rossi has 32 years of experience in the energy industry, including wholesale and retail energy commodities and regulated utilities. He was manager of regulatory affairs for UIL Holdings Corp., including its principal operating subsidiary, The United Illuminating Company, and active in Northeast energy markets as director of natural gas supply for Southern Connecticut Gas Company. Prior to joining Southern, he was senior economist at the New York Power Authority engaged in fuel supply and IPP project development. His experience includes regulatory and planning matters in California, before the California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission in the finance and gas engineering divisions of San Diego Gas & Electric Company.
Vice President, Electricity Supply
Stacy Havlicek is a 17-year energy industry veteran, with an emphasis on wholesale energy portfolio management, including trading, procurement, risk management, forecasting, scheduling, and complex deal structuring, in the power, natural gas, renewable energy certificate, and carbon sectors. With experience at firms such as Morgan Stanley, Hess, and Southern Company, Stacy adds critical market knowledge and price strategy expertise to effectively optimize supply procurement. Stacy joined North American Power in September 2011 and is responsible for hedging, forecasting, and settlement activities across all markets, as well as renewable energy portfolio management and compliance functions. Stacy is a certified Energy Risk Professional, as distinguished by the prestigious Global Association of Risk Professionals. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from Emory University.
Vice President, Sales & Service
As one of the North American Power's original team members, Mr. Coates is responsible for helping to build the solid base of residential and commercial customers that have helped North American Power continue to grow. Today, as Vice President, Sales & Service, Mr. Coates is charged with managing the company's Customer Service and Representative Support groups, supervising the customer retention team, and overseeing workplace development and operations. With more than 15 years of experience in the lead generation business, and institutional sales expertise gained early in his career on Wall Street, Mr. Coates goes beyond day-to-day management to construct meaningful relationships with partners such as Nestle Waters and Restaurant.com, integrating all new partners and vendors into the North American Power family. Mr. Coates is a graduate of Lehigh University and a resident of Fairfield County.