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Jim Steffes


President & CEO, Circular Energy

Houston, Texas

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Jim Steffes's Work Experience

Circular Energy


November 2014 to Present

NRG Energy

President, Northeast Retail

January 2013 to July 2014

Green Mountain Energy Company


July 2012 to July 2014

Jim Steffes's Education

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

MPP Business-Government

1992 to 1994

Georgetown University

BS Foreign Service

1985 to 1989

R.E. Lee High School

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About Jim Steffes's Current Company

Circular Energy

Lead national energy solutions company organization serving commercial, industrial and institutional customers with a unique combination of distributed solar, competitive retail energy supply, financial services and efficiency solutions.

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About Jim Steffes

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Accomplished senior level business professional with experience leading change, driving innovative growth and delivering operating results. Ability to operate within corporate environments as well as start-up entrepreneurial settings. Strong functional knowledge in marketing & sales, public policy and governmental affairs, product development, customer care, business operations, and energy commodity markets.CEO @ Lead national energy solutions company organization serving commercial, industrial and institutional customers with a unique combination of distributed solar, competitive retail energy supply, financial services and efficiency solutions. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) President, Northeast Retail @ Built scaled retail energy business for NRG Energy in Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, New England and Midwest competitive energy markets. Drove innovative products and services for both mass market and B2B markets. Led acquisition of Energy Curtailment Specialists (Demand Response provider) and Dominion Retail. From January 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 7 months) President @ Led Green Mountain Energy - the market leading competitive retail electricity provider in the US that's dedicated to cleaner energy. Expanded footprint beyond Texas markets into Northeast US with significant organic growth. From July 2012 to July 2014 (2 years 1 month) General Manager @ Managed the residential business in Texas for Direct Energy (including DE, CPL and WTU brands). Oversee sales, marketing, operations, energy management, pricing, and public affairs to deliver full P&L accountability. Acquired First Choice Power and directed business integration. Launched prepaid electricity business - Power-to-Go - offering consumers ability to manage bills and usage through day-to-day control. From October 2009 to June 2012 (2 years 9 months) Vice President @ Entered Direct Energy as US lead for Government & Regulatory Affairs. Built Compliance organization to oversee regulatory and market and sales compliance throughout company. Moved into operations role and ultimately led Retail Operations for the Texas and Alberta Mass Markets business group. Supporting 2 million customers through all phases of customer life cycle. Responsible for management of credit and bad debt expense. From September 2003 to June 2012 (8 years 10 months) Houston, Texas AreaExecutive Director @ Led public affairs activity for UBS Energy to support wholesale energy trading business acquired from Enron. Gained FERC and Federal Reserve approval for unique issues relating to bank participation in US energy markets. Managed regulatory and market compliance. From February 2002 to September 2003 (1 year 8 months) Vice President @ Supported Enron's broad business interests in competitive energy markets throughout North America, including energy trading, retail energy solutions and power generation. From June 1994 to February 2002 (7 years 9 months) Senior Consultant @ Provided client advisory support in information systems management as programmer, designer and team manager. Promoted to Senior Consultant within 24 months of start date. Engaged in Business Process Re-engineering and productivity analysis for clients. Supported pipeline, energy trading, retail grocery and hospitality industries. From June 1989 to August 1992 (3 years 3 months) Houston, Texas AreaMPP, Business-Government @ Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government From 1992 to 1994 BS, Foreign Service @ Georgetown University From 1985 to 1989 R.E. Lee High School Jim Steffes is skilled in: Smart Grid, Energy Markets, New Business Development, Energy, Product Development, Marketing Strategy, Natural Gas, Mergers & Acquisitions, Management, Commodity Markets, Operations Management, Energy Management, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Marketing

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Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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3 year(s), 7 month(s)

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