Overview

Crius Energy LLC is one of the largest independent energy retailers in the United States, providing electricity, natural gas and solar energy products to more than one million residential and commercial customers.

We connect with consumers through an innovative family-of-brands strategy and multi-channel marketing approach. The result is a broad, well-differentiated platform that minimizes risk while providing customers with unique and customized brand experiences.

Our Growing Footprint

From our headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Crius Energy is focused on expanding our reach and increasing our impact.

Learn more about the markets we serve and our facilities below:

Meet Our Executive Team

Our Officers bring a wealth of industry and functional knowledge to their roles. Learn more about our dynamic and driven executives by clicking on the boxes at rightat down.

Meet Our Leaders

Michael Fallquist , Chief Executive Officer

Michael Fallquist is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crius Energy. Mr. Fallquist has extensive experience in the retail energy industry having formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Commerce Energy and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Viridian Energy.

Beyond the retail energy industry, Mr. Fallquist has held various roles in commodities, finance and consulting including work for the Macquarie Group in Australia and in the United States, Deloitte Consulting and Towers Perrin.
Mr. Fallquist earned an MBA from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 award winner in New York, Cleantech category.

Roop S. Bhullar , Chief Financial Officer

In his current role of CFO, Roop Bhullar is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and treasury with the overall goal of growing the business in a profitable and sustainable manner.
Prior to joining Crius Energy, Roop was the finance director of Commerce Energy, a publicly traded retail energy provider with more than 150,000 customers in 10 states, where he was responsible for the accounting, treasury and financial planning, and analysis functions. Before Commerce Energy, Roop worked as the financial controller of King Country Energy, a publicly traded electric supplier and as a tax manager at Deloitte, where he provided consulting advice to energy clients and co-headed up the specialist M&A group.
Roop earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, in Management Studies (accounting) and Laws (corporate and commercial law), and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Barbara Clay , Chief Legal Officer

Barbara brings more than 18 years of legal experience to her job as Chief Legal Officer; she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal, compliance and corporate communication functions.

Prior to joining Crius Energy, Barbara was Vice President and Senior Counsel at MasterCard where she created the M&A legal function and assisted the newly formed public company to create a proper best in class Board and Governance function and SEC filing program. Prior to MasterCard, Barbara was Counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Manhattan where she concentrated on complex corporate matters, contractual issues and M&A. At Boies, she assisted her client, Caithness Energy, to win a 30-year PPA from LIPA and to build a 350-megawatt natural gas power plant in Bellport Long Island.

Barbara earned two degrees from Rutgers University, a bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences and a master's degree in Environmental Sciences that she attained through a graduate fellowship in the Biochemical and Chemical Engineering Department. Barbara earned her J.D. at Pace Law School, with a certificate in Environmental Law.

Chaitu Parikh , Chief Operating Officer

Chaitu Parikh is Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Crius Energy’s business development activities. A 19-year veteran of the retail energy industry, Chaitu complements our Management Team’s ongoing efforts to grow Crius Energy through consolidation within the industry and maximize the potential of our family-of-brands platform.

Prior to joining Crius Energy, Chaitu spent ten years with MXenergy, a leading supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across North America, where he served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer before being appointed President and CEO in 2011. His accomplishments included developing business strategy, acquisition and integration of several different businesses, overseeing risk management and responsibility for a multi-office operation with locations throughout North America.

Chaitu earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Toronto. Chaitu also holds a CPA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Rob Cantrell , EVP, Deregulated Energy

Rob brings a wealth of retail energy industry expertise as well as more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership to his role overseeing the company’s deregulated electricity and natural gas businesses in the U.S. Prior to joining Crius, Rob was President and Chief Operating Officer for TriEagle Energy where he directed the team that grew the company for more than 10 years.

Earlier in his career, Rob directed business development activities for one of the largest wireless distributors in the country, where he helped countless independent dealers maximize their sales and create thriving retail businesses. Rob earned an MBA from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina.

Christian McArthur , EVP, Solar Energy and Energy Procurement

As Executive Vice President of Solar Energy and Energy Procurement, Christian McArthur draws upon more than a decade of industry experience to lead Crius’ full-service solar business and ensure competitive wholesale energy procurement for Crius Energy and its family of brands. A leader in energy trading, risk management, customer analytics and forecasting, Christian led two strategic solar acquisitions and launched Crius Solar, a vertically integrated solar and retail energy brand.

Prior to joining Crius Energy, Christian was a Senior Vice President at Just Energy where he oversaw energy supply operations for all North American businesses. In this role, Christian led trading, risk management, customer analytics and forecasting during Just Energy’s expansion from three to 20 markets across North America, serving more than four million customers. He was also successful at new product development and innovating new revenue streams.

Christian earned a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Queen's University.

Pat McCamley , EVP, Corporate Development

Pat brings more than 20 years of corporate and business development experience to his role as Executive Vice President, leading the company’s new business development efforts across all markets.

He was critical in the onboarding of Comcast, FairPoint and Cincinnati Bell as strategic energy distribution partners.

Prior to his role at Crius, Pat served as Partner in the private equity firm Skyline Partners and was Director of New Business Development for Siemens AG and an executive at Convergys Corporation.

He holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University and is a frequent speaker at industry events around the world.

Ravi Thuraisingham , EVP, Mergers & Acquisitions

In his current role as Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Ravi Thuraisingham is responsible for identifying acquisition targets, deal structuring and negotiation, as well as overseeing integration for all acquired entities across Crius Energy’s family of brands.

Prior to joining Crius Energy, Ravi was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of LightWing Inc., an innovative residential solar energy sales and technology platform provider which was later acquired by SunEdison Inc. Prior to that, Ravi served as President and Chief Financial Officer of American Solar Direct Inc. (ASD), and founded one of the industry’s first structured finance funds, growing it from USD $50 million capacity to USD $250 million in just three years.

Ravi earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Toronto and holds a CFA Charter. He is an advisory Board member of the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science Program.

Richard Gonzalez , Channel Sales

Richard is a versatile client service and business professional with extensive experience in IT, project management and client relationship management. Richard previously held increasingly responsible roles at Eastman Kodak, IM Group, ThruPoint and Oxford Health Plans and today initiates and sustains many of Crius Energy’s strategic partner alliances.

Richard attended Fairfield University and was instrumental in establishing Crius’s strong relationships with Comcast, FairPoint Communications and Cincinnati Bell.

Ben Esposito , Operations

Ben has more than a decade of experience in the retail energy industry, leading both strategic and operational initiatives in commercial and residential sectors. A former Vice President at Constellation, he played a critical role in building the foundation of the company’s robust residential retail energy platform.

Today, Ben oversees the team that enrolls, bills, renews and analyzes more than one million Crius Energy customers to ensure that our family of brands exceed their expectations for decades to come.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Anthony Povio , Customer Care

A disciplined and results-driven leader who also excels at the soft skills needed to successfully manage Crius’ customer-serving team, Anthony has driven measurable improvements since joining the company in 2014. Prior to Crius, Anthony played a critical role in the transformation of Valpak, a leading direct marketing organization.

Anthony holds a master’s degree from Troy State University and a bachelor’s degree from St Leo University. He also earned an associate’s degree while serving in the United States Air Force.

Seth Zuckerman , Finance

Seth is an energy industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience in finance leadership roles. The former Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Gateway Energy Services and Your Energy Holdings, Seth also held senior finance roles at Direct Energy. He started his career with Lehman Brothers and then went to work for Arthur Andersen in their entrepreneurial assurance services group.

Seth is a graduate of Adelphi University, where he earned his MBA-CPA in Accounting. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics Management from Ithaca College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Martin Phillips , Human Resources

Martin is a proven and dynamic HR professional with 15+ years of progressive experience in learning and development, recruiting, employee relations, compensation, incentive programs, rewards and recognition, relocation, diversity and affirmative action, HRIS and policy development. A skilled HR practitioner and avid audiophile, Martin has worked in several different industries, including energy, consumer products and professional services.

He holds a master’s degree in HR from Middlesex University in London and a post-graduate diploma in HR from New York University.

Pradeep Tiwari , Information Technology

Pradeep has over 19 years of experience in the energy, financial and consulting services sectors, specializing in transforming and re-engineering systems from the ground-up. A charismatic leader and change agent, Pradeep energizes his team to effectively manage rapid growth by aligning technology with business priorities.

Pradeep holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai.

David Leno Smith , Inside Solar Sales

David brings over 25 years of leadership and sales experience to his role as “mentor” to Crius’ solar sales team. Dedicated to inspiring sales teams to exceed their performance targets, David joined Crius from SunEdison, where he helped coach the sales team to millions in monthly solar sales.

David is certified with the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals and has previously worked as a licensed financial advisor, a personal development mentor and corporate coach.

Greg Harris , Residential Solar

A veteran of both the retail and solar energy industries, Greg was previously the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of LightWing, a technology company that transformed the way solar sales were originated, installed and financed.

Greg holds a joint MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and York University's Schulich School of Business.

Kasey Cline , Sales

With over a decade of experience in the retail power sector, Kasey applies her high-level sales and operational expertise to ensure that the Crius Energy commercial broker network is armed with the tools and offerings they need to be successful.

Recognized for her superior leadership by Energy Research Consulting Group LLC, Kasey was instrumental in securing Top Ten honors in Broker Satisfaction for 2016.

Jim Fluet , Sales

A dynamic and performance-driven-sales leader, Jim manages direct and indirect energy sales at Crius. He previously served as Regional Sales Director of Mass Markets at Champion Energy Services and prior to that, held various high-level sales roles in the consumer electronics and telecom industries.

Jim’s team of 15+ sales professionals continually rises to meet his high expectations and respect his strong work ethic and deep industry knowledge.

John Smith , Sales

A capable, determined and affable leader, John knows what it takes to get the job done and does it. His team applies proven traditional sales practices, as well as digital marketing know-how, to drive online sales at Crius Energy.

A self-proclaimed technology nerd, John previously held senior-level sales management roles at Ingram Micro Mobility, Asset Science and PCS Wireless.

Frank Smith , Solar Field Operations

Frank brings more than 15 years of experience in operations and project management, as well as proven solar industry expertise to his role as head of solar field operations. He has published over 40 articles and holds three patents on clean fuel development technologies.

Frank earned a bachelor’s and master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Amardeep Manhas , Solar Operations

A highly motivated and results-oriented business leader, Amardeep has over a decade of experience in the retail energy and solar industries. Prior to joining Crius, he managed technology and sales operations for SunEdison's U.S. Direct Residential Division.

Amardeep holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from Queen's University.

Tom McGinn , Supply & Energy Procurement

Tom is an accomplished energy industry veteran with proven experience in pricing and structuring electricity and natural gas products for large retail energy providers. He joined Crius from Entrust Energy and spent six years at Just Energy.

Tom earned a master's degree in finance from Tulane University and holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of William & Mary.

Many Brands, One Vision.

Select one of our brands to learn more.

  • Electricity

  • Natural Gas

  • Solar Power

  • Network Marketing

  • Strategic Partnership

  • Direct Marketing

  • Municipal Aggregation

  • Commercial Broker Network

Crius Energy

Through an innovative family of brands strategy and a multi-channel marketing approach, Crius Energy has become one of the largest independent energy retailers in the United States, serving more than one million customers. The company helps customers, partners and investors realize what’s possible in the energy industry.

TriEagle Energy

TriEagle Energy is a low-cost/high-value electricity provider that works every day to be the most respected retail energy provider for business and residential customers. A market leader in Texas, TriEagle has established a track record with municipal aggregations as well as a network of more than 300 active commercial broker relationships.

Viridian Energy

Since 2009, Viridian Energy has helped customers avoid over 7 billion pounds of climate-changing CO2 through the use of responsible energy products. Today, Viridian Energy connects with consumers through a vibrant network of 20,000+ Independent Associates committed to building communities and a sustainable lifestyle.

FairPoint Energy

The second in our family of brands to leverage the convergence between telecommunications and retail energy, FairPoint Energy was created through a strategic partnership with FairPoint Communications (NASDAQ: FRP). The company offers residential customers in Maine and New Hampshire 100% green electricity.

Crius Solar

Crius Solar is an exciting and rapidly expanding brand that bridges the gap between the retail and solar energy industries. Spanning the entire solar project lifecycle from interest to installation, Crius Solar’s goal is to transform the traditional utility model by promoting the spread of a sustainable, more affordable energy source.

Cincinnati Bell Energy

The first to offer affordable green energy to residential and commercial customers in Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Energy was created through an innovative marketing agreement with Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB). A strong local brand, Cincinnati Bell Energy today offers 100% green electricity and natural gas, as well as 10% savings on energy.

Public Power

As one of the largest energy supply companies in the nation, Public Power offers much more than just budget-friendly electricity and natural gas. The company rewards value-minded energy consumers in a powerful way, offering loyalty programs and unique incentives to over 200,000 residential and commercial customers throughout the Northeast.

*Public Power, LLC and its subsidiaries are not endorsed by or affiliated with the American Public Power Association (APPA) or its members, the Public Power Association of New Jersey, or any government owned not-for-profit utility.

Comcast Energy Rewards

Through the Crius retail supply brand, Energy Rewards, Comcast customers can select energy supply plans which offer competitive rates with long-term price protection. In addition, Energy Rewards offers valuable perks, including Visa gift cards, free movie tickets, and more – including bonuses exclusive to Comcast customers.

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