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.
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.
James G. Jones II
Chief Financial Officerf Biography
Mr. Jones was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2019. Immediately prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr. Jones served on the Board as an Independent Director and the Chair of Audit and Special Committees since 2014. Mr. Jones oversees Spark's accounting, tax, SEC reporting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations functions. He is also the Chief Risk Officer.
Mr. Jones was a partner at Weaver Tidwell LLP, a regional certified public accounting firm. Prior to joining Weaver Tidwell, LLP, Mr. Jones was a partner in the Houston office of Padgett Stratemann & Co. from May 2014 to August 2016 when Padgett was acquired by RSM. Prior to joining Padgett Stratemann & Co., Mr. Jones was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP where he worked from October 1998 to March 2014. Mr. Jones holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Mr. Jones was appointed Chief Financial Officer because of his extensive tax and financial background, as well as his management expertise.
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.