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Steve Roberson

President

Steve Roberson

President

As President of Atlas Retail Energy, Steve leverages more than 12 years of industry experience to ensure future growth for the business. Steve has played key roles within the company since its 2013 inception and has taken on increasing responsibilities year after year, helping facilitate the business’s rapid expansion. Tasked with overseeing operations, sales and strategic development opportunities, his leadership promotes a collaborative culture of ethics, professionalism and accountability while providing a premium service for Atlas’ diverse portfolio of clientele.

Today, Steve is focused on continuing Atlas’ expansion in the retail energy markets while maintaining the operational excellence clients have come to expect from his team. His client-first, diligent and proactive approach has helped some of the region’s largest energy users navigate the ever-changing regulatory market to reduce cost and manage corporate objectives efficiently.

Prior to joining Atlas, Steve spent more than five years at Tradition Energy as a Senior Retail Energy Advisor and quickly established himself as one of Tradition’s top producers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and has completed executive leadership courses at Columbia University and Rice University.

Dan Petersen

Director of Operations

Dan Petersen

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Dan’s primary responsibilities include new product development of Atlas services, overseeing Atlas’ pricing team, regulatory activity, the curation of market intelligence and customer reporting. This includes internal proprietary retail power and natural gas forward curves, client specific peak load management, sustainability initiatives and budget sensitivity analysis. Prior to joining Atlas, Dan spent six years with EnerNOC Inc. where he held various positions, from Senior Wholesale Analyst to Wholesale Energy Procurement Manager I and II. Out of the office, Dan is an avid outdoorsman and dedicates time each year to local farms on the North Shore of Massachusetts, where he volunteers during harvest time to assist in Community Supported Agriculture. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Management and Finance from Suffolk University and maintains his CEP certification from the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Procurement Professional.

Michael Wirkus

Director of Operations,
Pricing and Supplier Relations

Michael Wirkus

Director of Operations,
Pricing and Supplier Relations

Michael Wirkus currently serves as Director of Operations, Pricing and Supplier Relations.  With over 13 years’ energy industry experience, Michael brings in depth knowledge of pricing structures, contracts language, RFP design, and supplier relationship management.  As one of the original hires, his market knowledge and relationships has been an important piece in helping establish Atlas as a premier energy consulting firm.  Before joining Atlas, Michael worked at Tradition Energy for five years holding positions as Whole Electricity Broker and Senior Pricing Analyst.

In his personal time Michael volunteers for the Wings Charity Fund which raises money for local charities such as Camp Rising Sun, The Cure Starts Now, and Connecticut Storm.  Michael has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College and is currently pursuing his MBA at Quinnipiac University.

Matt Giovanini

Regional Director, PJM

Matt Giovanini

Regional Director, PJM

As the Regional Director, PJM, Matt brings over 11 years of commercial energy experience with a history of engineering complex, innovative fiscal management, and business operational efficiency solutions for some of the largest energy users in the region. As a procurement expert, Matt specializes in risk strategy and development, rate analysis, budget development, and guiding clients in the areas of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Prior to joining Atlas, Matt spent more than 8 years at US Grid Wholesale as a Senior Retail Energy Advisor providing energy management and market analysis to large commercial and industrial clients across the PJM market. Matt is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

When not working you can find the proud father of one spending time with his son Benjamin and better half Kelly, on the golf course, or cheering on his favorite Ohio sports teams.

Max Stewart

Principal Advisor

Max Stewart

Principal Advisor

Max is an experienced Senior Energy Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Atlas in 2017, Max spent six years at Usource Energy where he held positions ranging from Energy Analyst to Energy Consultant. He is passionate about developing client specific energy buying strategies to fit the needs of each unique client. Max is a strong leader holding a bachelor’s degree with a dual focus in both Marketing and International Business & Economics from The University of New Hampshire – Whittemore School of Business and Economics.

Peter Lawlor

Principal Advisor

Peter Lawlor

Principal Advisor

Pete Lawlor is a Principal Advisor at Atlas Retail Energy. Pete joined Atlas in 2018 after three years in a similar role at Tradition Energy. In his 5+ years as an energy professional, he has advised large commercial and industrial organizations all over the U.S. on electricity and natural gas procurement decisions. Pete has helped his clients achieve millions in cost savings over the course of his career. In addition to supporting his clients in navigating the energy markets, Pete is a salesperson responsible for developing new business relationships for Atlas. He is consistently a top performer and is involved in the hiring and training for new members of the Atlas team. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lehigh University.

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