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Jay Hellums – President and Chief Executive Officer
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 colleagues providing 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.
Suresh Guddanti – Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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.
Cynthia Morrow – Senior Director, Finance and Accounting
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.
Jason Wasserman – Senior Director, Portfolio Management
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 a half 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.
David Ferguson – Senior Director, Energy Management
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.
Leigh Stitham – Senior Director, Customer Care and Operations
Growing up on ranch near the border between Texas and Mexico, undoubtedly contributed to making Leigh the resourceful, effective and strong manager that she is. Leigh keeps it fun as she oversees Frontier Utilities’ customer care and operations including billing and transactions, contract administration, commercial operations, collections, regulatory, and the company’s call centers. Leigh brings great experience having worked her way through college in call centers and before joining Frontier, she held senior level management roles with solar company, Sunnova, digital marketing company, Whitefence/AllConnect, and with United Technologies, to name a few. When not wearing one of her many hats at Frontier, Leigh is spending time with her very active Middle School-age daughter.
Tatjana Steinhardt – Senior Director, Texas Residential Sales and Marketing
Tatjana grew up in northern German 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.