Director, President and Chief Executive Officerf Biography
Nathan Kroeker was appointed President of Spark Energy in April 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in April 2014. Mr. Kroeker has served as a director since August 2014. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and helping shape the overall strategy of the company. Nathan is a 15-year industry veteran with diverse experience in public accounting, M&A, and both retail and wholesale energy. Nathan first joined the company in July 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Spark Energy Ventures. Prior to Spark, Nathan held senior finance and leadership roles with Macquarie and Direct Energy. He began his career in public accounting, including both audit and M&A advisory functions. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honors) degree from the University of Manitoba, and has both a CPA (Texas) as well as a CA (Canada). Mr. Kroeker was selected to serve as a director because of his financial expertise and his extensive background in the retail energy business.
Chief Financial Officerf Biography
Robert Lane became Chief Financial Officer of the Company in June of 2016. Robert is a seasoned financial executive with 22 years of finance and accounting experience in the energy industry. In his role at Spark Energy, he is responsible for corporate financial reporting, risk management, accounting, financial planning & analysis, treasury, investor relations, tax and internal controls.
Prior to joining Spark Energy, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Emerge Energy Services LP from November 2012 to June 2015. Prior to joining Emerge, he was an equity research analyst and an investment banker with Sanders Morris Harris and its affiliates from November 2004 through December 2011 and later with Global Hunter Securities. He began his finance career in Smith Barney’s Global Energy and Power Group.
Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Princeton University; he a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Executive Vice Presidentf Biography
Jason Garrett serves as Executive Vice President, Spark Retail, a position he commenced July 2015. Jason is responsible for the overall Spark performance across its multiple retail brands. Jason is a 20-year veteran of the energy industry and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Prior to joining Spark Energy, Jason held leadership positions within the deregulated energy segment at companies such as Just Energy as SVP/GM and SouthStar Energy. Jason has a proven track record of identifying process improvements to eliminate waste in areas such as customer service, sales and marketing, back office operations and call center management resulting in bottom line financial savings.
Jason graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Finance and an MBA.
C. Alexis Keene
Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretaryf Biography
C. Alexis Keene serves as the Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Spark Energy overseeing all legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Alexis was appointed Interim General Counsel on January 1, 2019, after serving as Spark Energy’s Deputy General Counsel and Head of Compliance. Prior to rejoining the Company in late 2018, Alexis served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of EDF Energy Services, LLC from January 2017.
Alexis initially joined Spark Energy in 2014 as Deputy General Counsel. Prior to 2014, Alexis held several general counsel and senior leadership positions in the energy industry and spent 12 years at HP/Compaq as Director and Division general counsel for two of HP’s multi-billion dollar divisions. Previously, Alexis was a Senior Associate at Porter & Hedges LLP, where she engaged in a corporate securities practice. Alexis started her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the US. Audit and Assurance services group. She has over 24 years of legal experience in the energy and tech industries.
Alexis holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center and a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin; she is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.