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After 20 plus years working for some great energy companies, Jay took a leap and with his private equity partners, Quintana Infrastructure and Development, formed Frontier Utilities, LLC. An entrepreneur at heart, Jay has had rewarding times building high-growth businesses within corporates and now as CEO of Frontier. After five years with Frontier, he is having the time of his life working with a superb group of colleaguesproviding good value and great service to our customers in markets across the U.S. When Jay is not working, he enjoys nothing more than chasing tennis balls on the courts, sailing on Galveston Bay or just hanging out with his family.
An innovator, inventor and technologist, Suresh develops industry-leading I.T. solutions that provide our customers with great experiences. At Frontier, our advanced proprietary technology is one of our major differentiators and Dr. Guddanti is the architect behind our state-of-the-art platform. Suresh, an engineer, holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks and he brings to Frontier many years of energy industry experience gained with Direct Energy, and Liberty Power among others. When Suresh is not building the next great system for Frontier’s customers, he enjoys traveling the world with his family.
Jason grew up on a farm on Ohio. While he has continued to support the Buckeye’s, Jason has been in Houston for the past fifteen years working in energy in a variety of roles covering strategic, financial and operational functions. Jason now oversees Frontier Utilities’ Portfolio Management function which comprises data analysis, margin management processes, product structuring, campaign and deal economics and financial forecasting and planning. Prior to joining Frontier Utilities, Jason held leadership roles at Direct Energy including roles in operations managing over ahalf million Midwest customers and then a million customers in Alberta, Canada. He also spent a year working in the U.K. for Centrica, Direct Energy’s parent company, developing the strategy for the company’s gas fired generation fleet. When not working, Jason and his wife have their hands full with two busy pre-school-age children.
Mr. Karem joined as CSO of Frontier Utilities in June 2018. Prior to joining Frontier, Mr. Karemserved as Vice President of Sales for Champion Energy, the retail arm of Calpine.At Champion Energy, Mr. Karem transformed the selling strategy, expanded theirpartner portfolio and focused on growth. With these efforts, he helped in doubling sales production in the Northeast markets. Mr. Karem also led efforts in implementing robust, disciplined quality assurance programs of all acquisition channels. Prior to his experience at Champion Energy, Mr. Karem spent 11 years at Direct Energy, one of the largest competitive retail energy suppliers in North America. During his 11 years with Direct Energy he established sales channels across North Americato support expansion into all deregulated geographies. Mr. Karem has a BA from The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.
Perhaps the most fun Certified Public Accountant you are going to meet, Cindy manages the Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Human Resources and Administrative functions for the company. A Texas Aggie, with several years of public accounting audit experience (Deloitte), followed by many years of senior-level energy industry experience with the likes of J.P. Morgan, Calpine and Enron, Cindy knows the energy industry and ensures Frontier’s accurate and clear financial reporting. She is a force behind Frontier’s culture of team work, integrity and performance. When not at work, Cindy is having fun keeping up with her two college-age daughters.
David is a true energy expert. Over a 20-year career including senior-level posts with Spark Energy, Reliant Energy and LGE Energy Marketing among others, David has developed world-class systems and processes for efficiently and accurately handling risk management, forecasting, energy scheduling, pricing, and trading controls to ensure that Frontier is able to consistently provide our customers with reliable and low cost electricity and natural gas. David is an avid outdoorsman and a committed leader with a very active Boy Scout troop. He has camped, climbed, canoed and hiked his way across the U.S. When David is not focused on work he is usually found planning his next outdoor adventure.
Tatjana grew up in northern Germany and had a career in advertising in Hamburg before she moved to Houston to pursue an MBA. She has remained here in Texas and found her passion in the energy industry working in marketing and sales for the past ten years with Direct Energy and Spark Energy before Frontier. Tatjana is responsible for Frontier’s Marketing and for inbound sales driven through TV, radio, print, outdoor, direct mail and sponsorships and also for managing the company’s residential sales channel partners. When Tatjana is not out growing Frontier’s presence in the Texas market, she is often found horse riding – not Western style, but rather competing in equestrian show jumping competitions.
Dave is an energy leader with 20 plus years of experience in optimizing, leading, and transforming retail and wholesale operations, both domestic and international. He has created and led organizations of adept disciplined leaders who apply competency standards, cost containment, strategic and resource planning to achieve a high standard of performance. Dave, as Head of Operations, leads Frontier Utilities Customer Fulfillment team towards continuous improvement, best practices and creating technology solutions. When not working, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is actively involved with community activities and is a Board Member with Candlelighters - Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.
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