Nathan Kroeker serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spark Energy and is a Member of our Board of Directors. Nathan was appointed as President in April 2012 and CEO in April 2014. Nathan has over 17 years of experience in retail and wholesale energy, M&A and public accounting.
Nathan joined the company in July 2010 as Chief Financial Officer for Spark Energy and for Marlin Midstream, an affiliated midstream energy company. Prior to joining Spark Energy, Nathan was Senior Vice President, Finance for Macquarie Energy, the global energy supply and trading division of Macquarie Bank. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for the retail and wholesale businesses of Direct Energy, the North American subsidiary of Centrica.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a licensed Chartered Accountant in Canada. Nathan is actively involved in the community with several organizations including Helping a Hero, Lemonade Day, Child Advocates, and Young Life. Nathan is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities with his wife and 3 children.
Gil Melman serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, a position he has held since February of 2014. Gil is responsible for Spark Energy's legal, risk management, and compliance matters.
Prior to joining Spark Energy, Gil served as the General Counsel to Madagascar Oil Limited, an oil and gas exploration and production company. Previously, he has acted as general counsel and in-house counsel to several energy companies as well as a regional private equity fund. Gil began his career practicing corporate law with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where his focus was primarily in corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions primarily in the energy industry.
Gil holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.