Meet the team

Our Channel Sales team will be your main point of contact when you partner with us. They all have extensive experience in the energy industry and will work closely with you to deliver the best possible service to you and your customers.

To find out more about working with us, contact the team here.

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Andy Cormie - Vice President, I&C Supply

Andy joined the company as Head of New Product Delivery in 2012 before becoming Vice President, Customer Service & Operations in 2013 and taking up his current role in 2017.

He is responsible for all of SmartestEnergy’s I&C Supply commercial and operational activities including all related ‘route to market’ products and services.

Before SmartestEnergy he was a Senior Manager at Ofgem working on Distribution Network Policy and Assistant Director at DECC on Distributed Energy & Heat, having been involved in delivery of a range of energy policies, strategies and legislation across Government. He is a graduate in Marine Geography from the University of Wales Cardiff.

Daniel Smith - Deputy Vice President, I&C Supply

Dan joined SmartestEnergy in 2008 as a Key Account Manager before becoming Head of Channel Sales and taking up his current role in 2017.

He is responsible for all commercial activities and sales strategy related to SmartestEnergy’s power supply business and manages commercial teams across business development, account management and sales operations.

Prior to SmartestEnergy, Dan worked at EIC, an energy consultancy, in several roles including Business Development Manager and Account Management.

Nathan Dad - Head of Channel Development

Nathan joined SmartestEnergy as Channel Development Manager and took up his current role in 2016.

He is responsible for the management of new business through TPIs and oversees a team of seven Channel Development Managers and executives, as well as managing and developing SmartestEnergy’s relationship with a number of key and partner TPIs.

Before joining SmartestEnergy Nathan was a Key Accounts Manager with Bergen Energi, managing a portfolio of pan-European and UK clients. He originally joined the energy industry in 2003 as a Customer Relations Manager with RWE npower. Nathan holds a BA Hons in International Relations.

Jessica Butlin - Channel Development Manager

Jessica is part of the team which manages SmartestEnergy’s relationship with a number of key consultants. She works in partnership with them to develop products, helping them meet their customer requirements. Jess joined SmartestEnergy in 2016 from Accenture where she had been a Strategic Relationship Manager responsible for key clients. Her career in the energy industry began in 2002 as a Registrations Coordinator with British Gas Business.

Sean Langford - Channel Development Manager

Sean joined SmartestEnergy in 2017 as a Channel Development Manager.

In this role Sean is responsible for building strong relationships with TPI’s by understanding their needs and their customer needs. Developing innovative products that meet TPI needs is a crucial aspect of his role.

Sean has over 12 years’ experience in account manager roles within the energy sector including account director for a major energy company in the UK.

Paul Messer - Channel Development Manager

Paul joined SmartestEnergy in 2017 and works closely with energy consultants to develop and implement flexible commercial arrangements.

He also builds relationships with new partners to help them benefit from bespoke products and services.
Paul joined SmartestEnergy from Haven Power where he was I&C Key Account Manager.

His career in the industry has also included roles with E.ON Energy and EIC.

Paul has a BA Honours Degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Keele University.

Luke Prior - Channel Development Manager

Luke joined SmartestEnergy in 2017 as a Channel Development Manager.

In this role, Luke is responsible for managing and evolving relationships with several key TPIs. He works closely with consultants to provide them with products that meet their customer needs, back by dedicated service and support.

Luke, who has worked both in the UK and Australia, has over 10 years of experience in account manager roles within the energy industry including National Broker Manager for a major TPI in Australia.

Nick Stanley - Senior Channel Development Executive

Nick’s role is focused on building relations and working with energy consultants to develop a product that meets the needs of their customers. Nick joined SmartestEnergy in 2016 from DONG Energy Sales (UK) where he had been a Key Account Manager managing a portfolio of major gas and power users. His previous roles during almost ten years in the energy sector have included Mid-Market Relationship Manager for EDF Energy. Nick holds a Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Joanna Wignall - Channel Development Executive

Joanna proactively works to develop closer relationships with Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs) and to broaden understanding of SmartestEnergy's products and services. She joined SmartestEnergy in 2011 after more than a decade's experience in the energy industry, initially working in Corporate Sales Support for E.ON Energy. She later became a Field Sales Executive for British Gas Business before joining Haven Power where she became TPI Manager, responsible for managing relationships with major brokers and their customers.

Gavin Rayner - Channel Account Manager Team Leader

Gavin joined SmartestEnergy in 2008 and is now Channel Account Manager Team Leader. In this role he is responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with Partner TPI’s and managing the Account Management Team. Before joining SmartestEnergy, Gavin worked at Eon for 8 years within Customer Services and Sales roles areas of the business.

Joanne Savill - Channel Account Manager

Joanne has two decades of experience in the energy industry and joined SmartestEnergy in 2015 as a Sales Support Executive before becoming an Account Manager.

In her current role she works with one of SmartestEnergy’s key Partner TPIs, building close relationships with their account managers and dealing with customer query management, renewals and pricing for new customers to join the portfolio.

Joanne joined SmartestEnergy from Haven Power where she held a variety of roles including Renewals Executive. She has also worked for E.ON Energy and Eastern Energy.

Charlotte Palmer - Account Manager

Charlotte manages SmartestEnergy’s relationships with a number of key Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs) and is responsible for account management and customer renewals. She joined SmartestEnergy in December 2012 as a Sales Support Executive before taking up her current role in 2014. Charlotte, who has worked both in the UK and Australia, has previously held roles in the energy industry as a Customer Service Account Manager for a TPI and a Portfolio Manager at E.ON.

Louise Brown - Account Manager

Louise joined SmartestEnergy in 2011 and is one of the Channel Account Manager’s. She is responsible for Managing one of our Partner TPI’s, and various relationships internally and externally within the business. Prior to working here she worked for a TPI, and also worked at E.on Energy for 4 years in a Sales orientated role.