Employee Success Stories
To deliver a Premier Client Experience, we need the most exceptional talent in the world. At Tradition Energy, we employ leaders in energy advisory, client services, operations, pricing and sourcing, account management, and others. We value employees at all stages of their careers who bring different perspectives and experiences to our company. Meet some of our people below and learn why they chose Tradition Energy as the best place to establish and grow their careers.
Vice President, Boston
Meredith joined Tradition Energy in 2013 as an Associate after graduating from Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Having interned with Tradition during her final semester at BC, she was offered a full-time position upon graduation. Since then, Meredith’s hard work and drive to succeed helped her grow from trainee to one of Tradition’s premier energy advisors. Now, she is a Vice President, and she is also the first woman in Tradition Energy history to reach the Champion’s Club. Meredith works in our Burlington, MA location with a focus on Northeast Power, Natural Gas, and Renewable Energy clients.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? “After interning with Tradition during my senior year at Boston College, I had established excellent mentors who I knew would guide me through each stage of my career, from learning the fundamentals of energy markets to developing a client base. I work closely with these same mentors today, six years later, who coach me as I mentor our newest associates in the MA office.”
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? “I enjoy working with a diverse client base ranging from cities and towns to hospitality investment firms, housing authorities, and even amusement parks. While we add value to their energy procurement and management approach, we also learn about their day-to-day operations and unique company needs. No day or client is the same which keeps work both fast-paced and exciting.”
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? “The most successful advisors never stop learning, whether it’s from colleagues, clients, or other industry resources. Energy is a dynamic field, and we are in a unique position to keep our clients proactive and informed.”
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? “I adopted my dog Walter on a trip to Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He arrived in the USA in 2017 and has been a proud Boston resident since.”
Rich joined Tradition in 2014 and graduated from the University of Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Rich started with Tradition Energy as a part of the Operations Group on the Client Services team, assisting our clients on a variety of post-contractual items. Because of Rich’s work ethic, performance and collegial attitude, he was then selected to join the Pricing team. He has been responsible for partnering with our 3rd party suppliers to identify the most cost-effective energy pricing for our commercial, industrial and governmental clients. His relationship skills, charm, and passion for the energy industry have been instrumental to the satisfaction of our clients.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? “In one of my college courses, we had a trading game, and while the focus of the game was to invest in equities I gravitated more towards trading gas futures. After graduating, I decided I wanted to find a company that would help me expand upon my new energy-focused interest. One day while watching CNBC, I saw a member of Tradition’s Research team being interviewed, and after listening to the information he provided I decided this is where I wanted to be.”
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? “I would say the people and the changing work environment. Every day, I come in and learn something new, and the people on my team and other teams around me make it enjoyable to come in each day.”
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? “Organization and the ability to multitask are keys to success. In this line of work, your tasks will change as fast or faster than the market moves. While you do have your daily responsibilities, the energy industry is always evolving and paying attention to the news and regulations can help you to grow not only yourself but the teams around you. If you invest in your work, do additional research, and share the information you have gathered you will succeed at this company.”
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? “I am an avid skier. I like long walks on the beach, but only in the winter. And I am the funniest person in the office!”
Vice President, Dallas
Ryan Langan has over 13 years of experience as an Energy Advisor at Tradition Energy and has been advising energy users since the inception of deregulation in 2002. Ryan manages our Dallas office, which includes a team of energy advisors and associates, and he also helps manage the company’s associate training program. He currently works with many of Tradition’s most significant clients across multiple states and industries, including government and municipal, manufacturing, medical and pharmaceutical, commercial real estate, technology, and hospitality. Ryan has extensive experience implementing energy strategies that incorporate a variety of conventional energy supply products, renewable energy solutions, and all other energy-related services. Before joining Tradition, he was an energy advisor at Direct Energy. Mr. Langan is a Certified Energy Consultant (CEC).
Why did you decide to join Tradition energy? I believed in the company’s vision to become the nation’s premier energy management advisor. Tradition offered me the resources, market education, and the opportunity to work for a company that is an unbiased advisor to its clients.
What is your favorite part about being with tradition? The culture and leadership. I am continuously learning and being challenged while being provided with a fantastic opportunity to achieve uncapped success. At Tradition, we have the ability to work with clients across the county, in all industries, and create unique customized solutions.
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition? There are a lot of attributes that come to mind, but ultimately its commitment and effort.
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? I love adventures, and I’m a certified scuba diver. I have a passion for traveling to remote parts of the world where I can hike through jungles, visit ancient ruins, spelunk, and go scuba diving.
Luke joined Tradition in 2013 shortly after graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University where he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Since then, Luke has held different positions across our various Operations groups. Having developed his knowledge around the deregulated power and gas markets as well as possessing a motivated and positive attitude, Luke has been a key contributor to the effective and timely support of our suppliers and clients alike. Having been an integral contributor to the acquisition of advantageous energy contracts for our clients as well as the maintenance of many client relationships, Luke has grown into a mentor to our new Associates who join Operations. Luke is currently a senior member of our Account Management team.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? “I always had an interest in and curiosity about the energy industry. When in college studying for my business degree, I realized I wanted to start a career in energy that was more business-focused. After research and speaking with current employees, I knew that Tradition was the place for me.”
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? “I would say the people & work environment. Everyone is very friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. The environment is very welcoming and cultivates success.”
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? “It’s important to have a vision greater than yourself and to work hard. Instead of what can this company do for me, I believe it should be how can I positively impact our customer’s experience and contribute to our organization’s goals. There is no substitute for hard work, and with hard work, you can achieve anything.”
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know “In my spare time, I help businesses manage their social media strategies.”
Vice President, Boston
Mike joined Tradition Energy in 2012 after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economics, and then subsequently an MBA at St. Bonaventure University. As a Sales Associate, Michael quickly learned the skills necessary to grow his career and is now a Vice President. He manages our Boston office and a team of Energy Advisors and Associates while being the youngest Energy Advisor in Tradition Energy history to reach the Champion’s Club. Mike advises large companies and governmental organizations on Power, Natural Gas procurement, and Renewable Energy.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? “Tradition offered a unique opportunity for me to tap into my entrepreneurial drive and take my interest in energy markets and ultimately do what I’ve always wanted to do, advise and help others on something I’m passionate about.”
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? “The culture. Tradition’s culture places its people and clients above everything else.”
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? “I believe it takes a few simple things. Drive and genuine interest, you have to want to continue to improve yourself each day and enjoy the challenges each day.”
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? “One of the most mentally and physically challenging things I’ve done was climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with colleagues. When I have thoughts that something is hard or difficult, I think back to that awesome trip and realize that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and just put one foot in front of the other and keep climbing.”
Vice President, Houston
Bob joined the company in 2006 and worked for two years in Tradition’s wholesale energy commodity group, where he brokered transactions for energy commodity trading clients. In 2008, he transitioned to our retail business, where he advises large commercial, industrial and institutional organizations on energy procurement, demand response programs, power factor correction, solar energy applications, energy management, and data management programs and systems. He directs clients on energy risk management through strategic procurement, hedging strategies, and price movement based upon extensive macro and micro fundamental and technical research in conjunction with over forty years of experience in the energy markets. Bob is a member of Tradition’s Strategic Advisory Committee, which is comprised of senior executives with over 250 years of combined energy experience. Bob has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? When I started working with Tradition, I was on the wholesale brokerage side of our business, but I wasn’t feeling satisfied. I had accumulated a wealth of energy market knowledge, which I wasn’t utilizing in that position. Quite frankly, that skill set isn’t necessary for a wholesale brokerage position. At Tradition Energy, we advise large consumers of electricity and natural gas in not just energy procurement but an array of energy services, and my knowledge and experience are extremely valuable in advising clients. Another, and significant reason, I wanted to be in the Tradition Energy group was the company’s commitment to energy market research. In my previous positions as an energy trader, I understand the incredible value of energy market research and, while no one has a crystal ball, research unequivocally leads to better energy procurement decisions.
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? After being in various jobs throughout my career, at Tradition Energy, I’ve found the perfect match of my skill set and the requirements of the job all set in a culture of entrepreneurship, flexibility teamwork, and focus on the client.
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? A willingness to learn, take direction, be self-motivated, and understanding you’re in a marathon, not a sprint. You must also have excellent oral communication skills. In the beginning, you have to call on a lot of prospects, all of whom are decision-makers. After all, they are the ones responsible for the organization’s energy budget. Understanding this requires you to communicate clearly, succinctly, and professionally.
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? That in all likelihood I’ll be selling my house this year and moving in with my long-time girlfriend! (I may change this!)
Vice President, Houston
Michael joined Tradition in 2013 after graduating from TCU with a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Management and a minor in Energy Technology and Resource Management. As an Associate in the Houston office, he supported Tradition’s efforts to help clients achieve their energy management and procurement goals while learning the skills necessary to grow into the position of Energy Advisor. Michael became the first Associate in Texas to join the Champion’s Club, which comprises Tradition’s highest performers. He now works with medium to large organizations across a broad range of market segments to navigate electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy markets while helping new Houston team associates develop their paths to success.
Why did you decide to join Tradition energy? First, it was how Tradition’s business meshed with both my Entrepreneurial and Energy-related coursework at TCU. I liked the idea of being in control of my own success in a field where I had interest. Second, it was meeting the team I would be joining as I went through the interview process. We spend so much time with the people we work with, and I could tell this was a group I would be happy to go to work with every day.
What is your favorite part about being with tradition? The opportunity to grow and build relationships. I’ve been able to learn from the most experienced and successful leaders at Tradition, work with my peers to help clients achieve their objectives, and I am now in a position to help new associates and advisors. So many years later and I’m still regularly working with the first clients that allowed me to earn their business when I was new to the industry.
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition? Persistence. These markets change rapidly, we work with a broad range of tools and resources, and there are always challenges. Staying motivated and remembering that we are here to help our clients.
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? I love to cook, and I love to fish, and to cook what I catch on a fishing trip is my favorite way to spend a Saturday.
Liza Acevedo joined Tradition’s Client Services Group as a Senior Analyst in 2014. Her diverse customer service experience background, both inside and out of the energy industry, made her a natural fit for Tradition, where her ability to quickly and creatively resolve a broad variety of client needs is her daily responsibility. In 2020, Liza was promoted to Manager of Client Services and is now using her wealth of experience to teach and motivate her teammates in the Group.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? “Working at Tradition gave me the opportunity to use my previous customer service experience while expanding my knowledge of the energy industry.”
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? “The energy level of everyone around you, which keeps me motivated. And my drive and passion for dissecting and understanding client concerns, and finding or creating a resolution fit perfectly here!”
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? “To be successful at Tradition Energy, you should be open to adapt to the ever-evolving energy industry. No day is the same, and the ability to multi-task is key to your success.”
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? “I enjoy taking long walks in the woods and exploring nature with my children, although do I have a love/hate relationship with insects!”
Energy Advisor, Stamford
Before Tradition Energy, Ty worked at The Conference Board (TCB), a non-profit economic research group that published several widely tracked economic indicators. Ty holds a BA from Lehigh University. Ty’s first position at Tradition Energy was as a member of the National Account Group. While working with the Group, Ty learned how large organizations integrate energy into all facets of their business; Benchmarking & reporting, budgets, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals, etc. As an Energy Advisor, Ty advises a wide variety of clients on their energy goals, including those in hospitality, commercial real estate, as well as governmental clients.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? Sustainability and energy were my passion when I was in college. Being at the forefront of an industry that was going to impact our lives so much in the future excited me, and I wanted to learn more about the sustainability market. Two years after college, I decided I wanted to try to move into the Energy industry and seriously looked at several different energy companies from advisory firms (like Tradition) to solar companies. After meeting the team at Tradition, I knew for sure that I would learn more about energy here than anywhere else.
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? Nothing in the energy industry stays the same; technology changes, regulations change, consumer needs, and wants change. Working at Tradition allows you to understand what is driving industry changes and how they impact people’s daily life.
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? Passion. I find myself talking with people from our office about energy or their job at Tradition all the time. When you have passionate people around you, you can’t help but get excited to learn more and grow. And that passion also translates to the clients we partner with, and I believe they can see that passion in our work!
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? My first job out of college was in Singapore, and when I was there, I met people from Tradition’s parent company, the Tradition Group. I only realized it was the same company when I saw the blue Tradition logo icon when I first interviewed at the office!
Vice President, Stamford
Mario joined Tradition Energy in 2006 and since then has worked in several departments, including operations, finance, and technology. Having worked his way through the ranks at Tradition, he is now the Vice President of Client Services and Account Management, managing two teams tasked with delivering our clients with a Premier Client Experience. Mario earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from SUNY Binghamton and an MBA from New York University – Stern School of Business, specializing in Management, Leadership, and Finance.
Why did you decide to join Tradition Energy? Having just graduated from college, I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted my career to go. I kept debating whether I wanted to pursue a career in medicine or law. I was reading the books, looking at the test prep courses, but continuously found myself spending my free time watching CNBC. One day, it just hit me if I was spending my free time following business news, so I decided I should pursue a career in business and on Wall Street. After coming across an opportunity with Tradition’s wholesale energy group, I decided to apply, and the rest is history.
What is your favorite part about being with Tradition Energy? I enjoy being able to take the results of my hard work over the years within the company and leveraging them into experiences and opportunities that allow me to create memories outside of Tradition, with my friends and family.
What do you think it takes to be successful at Tradition Energy? I believe there is no secret sauce to being successful at Tradition; it is no different than business in general. For me, that means always trying to be the best me that I could be. You are your greatest asset, and you need to take care of and grow that asset, remember your career is a marathon, not a sprint. Practice high EQ. Just because you are stressed out or having a bad day is not an excuse to treat others poorly. Grow your IQ as much as possible, whether it’s from continually reading or some other means of learning. I recently received my MBA from NYU while working full time, because I felt it was the next step in higher education that I needed to improve myself as a person and as an asset to the company. If you continue to invest in yourself as an asset, you’ll be ripe to capitalize on any opportunity that may arise. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
What is something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? I successfully ran the NYC Marathon twice, without training!