About BidEnergy

Simplify and Save

We are a team who love to simplify the complex and give control back to our customers.

An innovative technology platform and service delivering efficiency and insights to manage your energy needs.

BidEnergy’s integrated energy solution combines automation and industry expertise to help multi-site businesses minimise cost while maximising control of the notoriously complicated energy spend category.

Rising and unpredictable energy prices are seeing the management and spend of electricity increasingly scrutinised at board and corporate levels.

This is compounded by scale and scope complexity for multisite organisations who are managing hundreds of facilities across a geographically dispersed portfolio, often comprising of multiple suppliers.

BidEnergy’s self-serve SaaS platform is built on industry experience, driven by real people using smart technology to take an integrated view of the energy category so that their clients can easily understand and manage their energy, while identifying a full breadth of savings and energy usage optimisation possibilities.

Founded in 2012 in Australia, BidEnergy now delivers source-to-pay services globally.

In Australia, New Zealand, USA and United Kingdom we are the leaders for energy invoice and interval data processing. For procurement, finance and sustainability professionals, we are transforming the energy category.

Our robotic process automation (RPA) allows large corporate and government organisations to generate significant savings on their energy costs.

This is achieved through:

  • Unbiased online auctions driving competition to extract the best price out of the market
  • Investigation and analysis of usage data to drive energy efficiency strategies
  • Investigation and analysis of spend data for accurate budgeting, forecasting, and benchmarking
  • Automating the bill validation process to eliminate manual processes while minimising errors such as duplicate bills and incorrect network tariffs
  • Cross-referencing usage and spend against bill, contract, and active site lists

Energy is what powers our business and our clients.

By reducing and optimizing energy costs and usage, we’re making a difference beyond our clients.

Leadership

Board of Directors

Phil AdamsManaging Director

Phil Adams

Managing Director

Phil’s leadership in energy management dates back to the early 2000s when he guided World Energy Solutions to leverage the convergence of electricity deregulation and B2B ecommerce and establish itself as the online-auction leader. Over his 13-year tenure at the company, first as COO, then President, CEO and Board Member, he helped take the company public in 2006; managed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) contract, running auctions for the U.S.’s first carbon cap and trade program; grew the company organically and through several acquisitions; and led its successful exit in 2015 through an acquisition by EnerNOC.

Prior to World Energy, Phil held senior executive roles in sales, marketing and product management at several major software and Internet companies. He also spent four years in strategy consulting at Corporate Decisions (now Oliver Wyman). Phil holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.S. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Bob BrowningIndependent Non-executive Chairman

Bob Browning

Independent Non-executive Chairman

A seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries including consumer products, utilities, shipbuilding and financial technology.  Mr Browning was Managing Director of Alinta Ltd from Feb 2001 through Jan 2007, Managing Director of Austal Ltd July 2008 through Nov 2010 and Managing Director of Emerchants Ltd from July 2011 through Jan 2012.  He has held chairman and/or directorships of Alinta, Austal and Emerchants Ltd.  Mr Browning holds a BS from San Diego State Univ, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

James BaillieuIndependent Non-Executive Director

James Baillieu

Independent Non-Executive Director

James is an investor in and consultant to early stage technology businesses.  He was an early investor in and consultant to Aconex (ACX) and later assumed the role as SVP of Business Development at Aconex.  Prior to this, he spent more than seven years as a consultant with McKinsey & Co assisting businesses in Australia and internationally with strategy and operational improvement.  He is a lawyer who practised in commercial law with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in the 1990s.  He has an LLB (First Class Honours) and BA from the University of Melbourne.

Stuart AllinsonExecutive Director

Stuart Allinson

Executive Director

Stuart has more than 30 years’ experience in engineering, business services and energy and utilities. Prior to co-founding BidEnergy in 2012, he was a director at Exigency Management, a consulting group that delivers consulting engagements in electricity market regulation, network connection, wholesale risk management and full retail contestability. Stuart was also a Director at professional services firm, Ernst & Young and a Principal of the Energy & Utilities division of consulting and outsourcing group, Capgemini. He holds an MBA from the Royal Victoria University of Manchester, a Master of Engineering from the Royal School of Mines and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Imperial College London. Stuart is a member of Australia’s Climate Change Authority.

Leanne GrahamIndependent Non-executive Director

Leanne Graham

Independent Non-executive Director

Ms Graham is one of New Zealand’s few female IT entrepreneur’s with over 30 years’ experience at the highest levels in the software sector. She has built a name for herself by enabling multiple cloud, mobility and SaaS companies to maximise their global go to market opportunities. Leanne is director of iExecute Saas, Chairperson of Cognitive, a SaaS community publishing platform. Ms Graham was the General Manager of Sales at Xero and was the architect of their global sales strategy around ‘recruit, educate and grow’; a key channel strategy used to build Xero’s customer base in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States. Through her strategic investment company Cloud Rainmakers Ltd, she assists technology companies to identify how they can develop strategic partnerships and disrupt an industry to become export successes.

Executive Team

Tony BarnhartEVP and General Manager, US

Tony Barnhart

EVP and General Manager, US

As EVP and General Manager, Tony leads BidEnergy’s North American sales, account management and operations organizations to accelerate the company’s growth, strengthen customer relationships and increase operational efficiencies by leveraging technology. Tony brings nearly three decades of experience in the energy industry with proven results in organic growth, acquisition, divestiture and turnaround situations with commercial, industrial and wholesale businesses that span from start-ups to leading organizations.

As senior vice president of sales at World Energy, Tony drove the company’s North American go-to-market strategy for the commercial, industrial and wholesale businesses building to a $75mm publicly traded energy management firm and assisted with a successful exit to EnerNOC in 2015.

Prior to World Energy, Tony held senior executive roles at several energy companies from start-ups with successful exits to major firms leading a divestiture.  Tony holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Domenic ChiavoneHead of Delivery

Domenic Chiavone

Head of Delivery

Domenic Chiavone is an experienced leader having spent over 11 years in consulting service delivery and energy category management.  In addition to extensive experience with best practice procurement processes, Domenic has solid track record of experience in analytics, energy and financial markets with proven results in energy category management. Domenic has worked with many private and government organisations to negotiate competitive energy contracts, while identifying and implementing significant savings opportunities through strategic market engagement approaches and contract management initiatives.  In doing so, Domenic has delivered outstanding value for a broad range of major organisations.

Domenic completed both a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) and Bachelor or Business (International Business) from the University of South Australia. He also holds a Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management from Monash University.

Matthew WatsonChief Financial Officer

Matthew Watson

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew is responsible for finance and accounting operations and administration at BidEnergy. He has over 15 years of finance experience in both venture-backed private and listed companies. Matthew has relevant experience managing international expansion in Sofware-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) industries, particularly in his role at Pageup, a successful Australian SaaS based talent management software provider. Matthew has other relevant experience having held management roles at listed Australian company Tabcorp, and professional services firm Deloitte. Matthew is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Company Secretary

Erlyn DaleCompany Secretary

Erlyn Dale

Company Secretary

Ms. Dale has a broad range of experience in company administration and corporate governance and holds positions of non-executive director and/or company secretary for a number of ASX listed public companies across a range of industries.

Ms. Dale has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and is an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Our Partners

Relationships beyond energy

BidEnergy’s partners deliver implementation support, advice and application integration.

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Implementation partners

Our implementation partners provide data collection, process improvement and change management.

Helping to transform our business by demonstrating, training and implementing our platform.

Advisory partners

Our advisory partners include energy consultants and technology partners.

Our emissions compliance partners help make emissions and sustainability compliance reporting faster and more accurate.

These important partners share BidEnergy’s passion for taking the complexity out of the energy category.

Integration partners

Our integration partners extend our energy data framework into satellite platforms through standardized APIs.

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