Dennis Benevides – President & CEO
Dennis has held vice president level positions with Direct Energy and Enron Energy Services for over a 10 year period where he was responsible for managing the price risk associated with each company's USA retail power procurement and trading activity. In both cases, he managed the Power Desk activity during high growth time periods where the companies transformed from start up (market entry) to market leader. While at Direct Energy, his team was responsible for end user procurement of ~1.5% of USA electric consumption. Prior to those roles he was an electrical engineer and transmission planning supervisor at Pacific Gas and Electric for 12 years. Dennis holds a BS electrical engineering degree and a MBA-Finance. Contact.
Anoush Farhangi – Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Anoush leads our Risk Management and Forecasting team and is responsible for development of all supply side risk and load forecasting systems as well as measurement and reporting of commodity related risk. He is a 20 year industry veteran that has held key leadership roles in risk management, load forecasting, and system development roles at Enron Energy Services, Direct Energy, Texas Retail Energy (Wal-Mart’s in-house commodity procurement team) and Blue Star Energy. He has an Electrical Engineering background and holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Purdue University. Contact.