The Partnership

Energy Edge was founded in March 2009 by Brian Walker and Matt Hobson. Prior to that, they worked for Reliant Energy where they held leadership roles in the company’s commercial and industrial retail electricity business unit.

While there, they watched the deregulated retail energy markets become increasingly complicated and saw firsthand the challenges energy consumers were encountering while trying to manage their energy spend. They recognized an unmet need in the market for advisors who possessed a very technical understanding of the commodity markets. Energy Edge was formed to bring clients the expertise required to navigate volatile and complex energy markets.

Growing Expertise

Soon after the company’s inception, Matt and Brian were joined by several energy professionals from leading retail energy firms across the U.S. The addition of these team members has enabled Energy Edge to quickly develop a reputation as a leading electricity and natural gas advisory firm.

Worldwide Expansion

Since 2009 Energy Edge has expanded its footprint beyond Texas to offer services across North America, including Canada, as well as parts of Europe and Asia. The firm is currently working with clients in virtually all deregulated energy markets around the world, as well as behind numerous regulated utilities to provide best in class energy management and advisory services.

Our Team

Brian Walker has 21 years of experience working in deregulated electricity markets across the country. He jointly leads the Energy Edge team in all areas from strategic direction to delivering energy management consulting services to the firm’s clients. Immediately prior to Energy Edge Consulting, Brian led Reliant Energy’s large and mid commercial and industrial sales efforts in north Texas which generated revenues exceeding $500 million annually. In this role, Brian was responsible for managing a team of 20 sales professionals and support staff, structuring and negotiating retail electricity contracts, and growing the retail energy provider’s presence in the region.

In addition to Brian’s knowledge of retail electricity markets, he also has extensive experience in both the wholesale and regulatory sides of the industry. Previously, Brian worked with Reliant Energy’s wholesale origination and trading groups and represented the company before numerous regulatory agencies and stakeholder organizations on the west coast. In 2006, Brian was named sales person of the year.

Brian received his Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Service and Administration from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Reliant Energy, Brian worked for Andersen Consulting.

Matt Hobson has 18 years of experience in various aspects of the electricity and natural gas industries. He jointly leads the Energy Edge team in all areas from strategic direction to delivering energy management consulting services to the firm’s clients. His areas of expertise include engagement in wholesale energy markets, negotiating retail and wholesale power purchase agreements, and developing long term energy management strategies for clients. Prior to Energy Edge Consulting, he worked in Reliant Energy’s large commercial and industrial marketing group, where he was a member of Reliant’s Complex Commodity Sales Team developing and marketing customized energy products to some of the largest industrial clients in Texas. Matt also has extensive experience in demand side management, having developed and implemented Reliant Energy’s participation in a key ERCOT demand response program, ERS.

Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University. Matt was named employee of the year in 2007 for Reliant’s commercial and industrial marketing organization.

David Mosley has 36 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Energy Edge Consulting, David helped develop and execute Reliant Energy’s highly successful large commercial and industrial energy marketing efforts. David has individually executed approximately $1.4 billion in electricity transactions since Texas deregulated its electricity market in 2002. David has been providing value for clients for many years by utilizing his structuring expertise, as well as his understanding of the significance of electricity load shapes, energy price risk management expertise, and electricity product knowledge.

In addition to his direct client responsibilities at Reliant Energy, David also had management and P&L responsibilities for a team of sales and support employees in Reliant Energy’s large commercial and industrial business. He has received numerous awards over the course of his career for his contributions to the energy industry.

Jeff Roberts has 16 years of experience in providing energy management services to commercial and industrial clients in various geographic regions, and has an extensive background in business strategies and operational management including owning his own personnel business for ten years before selling it to a large national personnel services company in 2002.

Prior to joining Energy Edge Consulting, Jeff was Senior Vice President at Amerex Energy Services where he provided leadership to the company’s retail energy services operation. While at Amerex, Jeff was instrumental in building the company’s commercial and industrial client base, including overseeing the company’s energy management engagements with several large multi-national corporations. He was also Director of Origination for Choice Energy Services. Over the years, Jeff has assisted numerous commercial and industrial clients in managing electricity, natural gas, and other commodities across North America.

Ana Salinas has 18 years of experience in the energy industry. Ana manages supplier relationships for Energy Edge as well as providing support to the firm’s clients in the area of analytics and market intelligence. Prior to joining Energy Edge Consulting as Operations Manager, Ana has held positions in product development, structuring, and marketing. Most recently, she was the Team Lead for the Customer Transaction Desk at Reliant Energy where non-fixed price customers were able to lock in real time prices. Ana and her team managed over $2 billion in customer transactions on an annual basis.

Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Ana received her Master of Business Administration in International Business and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of St. Thomas.

Josh Sternberg has 13 years of experience working with large commercial and industrial clients across many of the North American and European electricity and natural gas markets. In addition to working directly with clients on their energy management needs, Josh drives Energy Edge’s client engagements in the renewable energy space. Prior to Energy Edge Consulting, he worked for TXU Energy’s large commercial and industrial business markets team.

Josh’s responsibilities at TXU Energy included assisting clients in developing their energy strategy, identifying demand reduction opportunities, educating clients on market conditions, and maintaining customer accounts. Through his work, he acquired extensive experience in customer issue resolution, contract negotiation, account management, and budget forecasting.

Josh is a recipient of the TXU Energy Chairman’s Club award in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 for recognition of being a top business markets performer.

Ed Tobia has 18 years of experience working in deregulated electricity markets. At Energy Edge, Ed works with clients across a variety of industries on their energy management needs ranging from energy procurement and risk management to backup generation and demand response. Prior to joining Energy Edge Consulting, Ed worked for Reliant Energy as a Senior Account Manager in its Large Commercial & Industrial Group. He specialized in developing complex energy purchase structures for many of Reliant’s largest industrial clients in both the chemical and manufacturing markets. In addition to assisting with power requirements, Ed provided his clients with natural gas market guidance, deregulation updates, load growth forecasting, budgeting, and risk analysis.

In 2012 Ed moved to NRG Energy’s Solutions Group where he worked on developing Combined Heat and Power system opportunities along with solar and back up generation projects for clients in the chemical industry.

Ed spent 20 years in the environmental field prior to moving to energy in 1998. Working first in water treatment chemicals and then moving into project design and finishing up with responsibility for a multi-million dollar field operations group. Ed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Upsala College and a Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University.

Andrew Kyle has 18 years of experience working in deregulated energy markets across North America and Europe. Andy leads Energy Edge’s Operations and Analytics team, overseeing the firm’s analytics, structuring, and client engagement delivery, with extensive expertise in renewable energy transaction structuring. Immediately prior to joining Energy Edge Consulting, he was Sr. Manager of Structured Transactions at TXU Energy, where he led a 4-person team charged with P&L and liquidity management, product development, market segmentation and strategy; as well as structured product selling assistance in the large commercial and industrial segment. He was previously the Director of Retail Risk Management at Energy Future Holdings, where he managed a team responsible for the P&L and position reporting of TXUE’s wholesale procurement; risk management policies, process & controls development and enforcement. In addition, he managed the risk evaluation process for non-standard origination transactions.

Additionally, Andrew has held previous roles in structuring, direct selling and analytics. He brings with him broad experience in both retail and wholesale energy markets and has extensive experience in the development of custom retail products leveraging wholesale constructs and instruments.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Oklahoma and his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Neal has over 12 years of experience in the energy industry beginning with Reliant Energy’s Commercial and Industrial sales team, working with client in managing strategic energy procurement.  Following several consecutive years as a top sales performer, Neal was chosen to join the NRG Business Solutions team, whose charter was to disrupt the traditional energy service model.  His focus shifted to helping Fortune 500 companies better meet their energy reduction goals and public sustainability goals.  Neal assisted these firms by helping them navigate the complex transactions of deploying distributed generation by means of onsite solar projects, microgrids, as well as helping them evaluate offsite renewable PPA’s.  Most recently, Neal worked with a large global energy consulting firm, continuing to help clients enhance how they manage every aspect of energy in operations: strategic energy procurement, energy efficiency, energy sustainability, and utility data management.

Prior to the energy industry, Neal was a consultant within the enterprise software industry working with large corporations across the globe implementing CRM platforms.  Neal has a Bachelor of Business in Computer Information Systems from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Alejandra (Alex) Hidalgo has more than 17 years of experience working in deregulated energy markets across the US. At Energy Edge, Alex works with clients across a variety of industries on taking a strategic approach to energy management. Prior to joining Energy Edge Consulting, Alex spent the last 11 years of her career as Key Account Business Development Director at ENGIE Resources where she built excellent relationships with large commercial and industrial Key Accounts. In this role, she was responsible for managing and bringing to fruition large complex energy transactions and as an advocate for customers within the ENGIE organization she always took a consultative approach to her interaction with clients.

Alex is originally from Argentina and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX.

Colby May has 17 years of experience in the energy industry and is a Certified Energy Manager having specialized in energy efficiency since 2003. He has performed energy audits at over 2,500 commercial facilities across the nation, including office buildings, medical facilities, churches, universities, k-12 schools and others. He has consulted with the State Energy Conservation Office of Texas for more than 12 years, performing energy management services at facilities across hundreds of school districts. He has consulted with a number of large churches, seminaries, universities and non-profits in the area of sustainability.

Colby has also presented at a number of Mission and Energy Management Workshops across the US. Colby has a master’s degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in the area of Ethics & Society (Integral Missions) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Spanish from Texas Tech.

Bill Motion has more than 20 years’ experience working in the UK energy sector with large energy intensive industrial and commercial customers. Bill spearheads Energy Edge’s engagements with clients in the UK power and natural gas markets. Bill spent many years with oil major Shell and then subsequently with Danish company Orsted (formerly DONG Energy). Bill’s key responsibilities were business development within the flex contract gas and power markets along with developing innovative new energy related services to the UK market including supplier driven added value services in the areas of risk management, carbon compliance and sustainability. Bill is particularly well connected throughout the UK energy sector and manages a select portfolio of highly prestigious global brands.

Bill and his wife also foster children on behalf of local Government in the UK and have fostered over 100 children over the past 17 years.

Trish Collins has over 20 years of experience working in deregulated energy markets across the US, Canada and Mexico.  Trish has supported industrial and large commercial clients with market expertise, commodity risk management, energy procurement, regulatory advisory, product structuring and sustainability. Her extensive experience in wholesale and retail power and natural gas markets provides exceptional value to her clients. Prior to joining Energy Edge, Trish worked at Edison Energy focusing on renewable power solutions. Prior to Edison, Trish worked as SVP & Principal Consultant at Acclaim Energy Advisors for 11 years. In this role, she was responsible for managing large, complex energy transactions for large industrial and commercial clients.

Trish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Arkansas.

Adam Mueller has worked as an Analyst on the Operations and Analytics team at Energy Edge for more than a year. Adam graduated from Trinity University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Policy. Prior to joining Energy Edge, Adam worked as a Development Associate for Accelerate H2O, a non-profit focused on water resources in the state of Texas.