Company

Overview

We started BidEnergy to simplify the energy category.

We are a team that love to simplify the complex and give control back to our customers. From procurement to payment, our platform automates data and process management.

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 meter data processing. For procurement, finance and sustainability professionals, BidEnergy is transforming the energy category.

Energy is what powers our business and our customers. By reducing and optimizing energy costs and usage, we’re making a difference beyond our customers.

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.

Leadership Team

Damian MartinaChief Revenue Officer

Damian Martina

Chief Revenue Officer

Damian has had a long career with driving sales teams, in SaaS, communications and other technology organisations.

‘Using technology to get a previously unachievable outcome is what drives my customer engagement. A great day for me is one when I can assist a company make decisions that increase profitability and efficiency savings’.
Holding both a MBA and a MIS, coupled with over 20 years in technology working with multinational organisation, Damian is well-placed to offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to the teams he leads.
Damian’s role as Chief Revenue Officer is to assist in the full customer engagement life cycle, from marketing, pre-sales, sales, on boarding, service delivery and account management.
‘Customer success and satisfaction is the core of our every day, and I’m proud to work with such a driven and dedicated 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.

Partners

Relationships beyond energy

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

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Implementation partners

BidEnergy’s implementation partners provide data collection, process improvement and change management. Increasing user adoption and benefits realization. Implementation partners transform your business by demonstrating, training and implementing BidEnergy’s application suites.

Advisory partners

BidEnergy’s advisory partners deliver you value by acting our data analysis. Members include energy consulting, technology partners and emissions compliance practices. Advisory partners share our passion for taking the complexity out of the energy category.

Making emissions and sustainability compliance reporting faster and more accurate.

Integration partners

BidEnergy’s integration partners extend BidEnergy’s energy data framework into satellite platforms through standardised APIs.

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