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 more than 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 over 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 over 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 more than 19 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.

Josh Sternberg has over 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.

Trish Collins has more than 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.

Andrew Kyle has more than 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 more than 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 over 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.

John has over a decade of experience in both utility and deregulated energy markets across North America. He joined Energy Edge with proven expertise in strategic development, investment analysis, and market research. In his current position, John is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Operations and Analytics team that provides analytical support across all aspects of the firm’s service offerings. He also focuses on identifying and implementing strategies that enhance long-term value for clients.

Before joining Energy Edge, John most recently served as Lead Analyst in the Strategic Planning group at CenterPoint Energy. In this capacity, John performed financial valuations and due diligence on both core-asset investments and M&A targets. He also regularly conducted analyses of energy industry trends for strategic opportunities. John began his career at EDF Energy North America, where he assisted the retail origination team with product development, regulatory compliance services, and market commentary.

John earned both a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Houston.

Mary Beth Corron

Mary Beth Corron has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry working with commercial and industrial customers in North America. With her significant experience cultivating and serving customers, she brings a dedicated focus to Energy Edge customer needs. Prior to joining Energy Edge, Mary Beth spent 8 years with ENGIE Resources in a business development role. Throughout her tenure, she was driven by providing a positive customer experience for her clients. Her energy career began with Delta Energy where she spent 13 years working primarily with large industrial clients.

Mary Beth attended The Ohio State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting.

Glen is a part of the Operations and Analytics Team at Energy Edge providing support across the firm’s services as well as supporting the team in the implementation of value enhancing strategies for clients. Glen provides support on data collection and analysis, issuing pricing requests to suppliers, review and comparison of supplier bids, ad hoc client reporting and market updates for each ISO within the U.S.

Glen joined Energy Edge beginning his career after graduating with a BA in Economics from Stanford University. His studies focused mainly on finance and strategy, with other topics such as game theory and environmental economics bolstering his overall coursework.

While at Stanford, he competed on the Men’s Varsity Swim Team for three years achieving All PAC 12 and Academic All American honors also qualifying for both the 2016 and 2020/21 US Olympic Trials.

Jack joined Energy Edge in May 2020 after completing his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas, Austin. Jack works within Energy Edge’s Operations and Analytics team and provides support on complex product structuring. This includes performing economic modeling of renewable energy transactions including both offsite and onsite projects, performing market analytics to support hedge recommendations, managing client position reports, and placing gas and power hedges on behalf of Energy Edge’s clients. Jack provides support to both Energy Edge’s U.S. and U.K. clients.