DES Management Team

DES Management Team

Leadership Based on Respect

Our leadership team created, hones, and maintains our company's focus and commitment, and this continues to drive our growth and success. At the same time, we take great care to integrate our Direct Energy values into everything we do. As one of North America's leading integrated energy providers, we have an equal responsibility to all of our stakeholders and the communities in which we are located.

Learn more about the dynamic men and women leading the way for Direct Energy in North America.


Mike Ahearne

Mike Ahearne, Vice President, Canada Home Services

Mike is responsible for leading Direct Energy's Home Services business throughout Canada and is a member of Direct Energy's Senior Leadership team. In his role, Mike is responsible for the provision of installation and maintenance services for heating, air conditioning, water heating and a range of similar products, across Canada.

Mike joined Direct Energy in 2011 from Centrica, Direct Energy's UK based parent company, and has held various senior leadership roles in the Services and Energy fields, including leading Centrica's gas utility business British Gas Connections Limited. Prior to coming to Canada, Mike served as Managing Director of Centrica's Central Heating business.


Teri French

Teri French, Senior Director, Customer Operations

Teri joined the Canadian Home Services team in April 2010 as Sr. Director, Customer Operations. In her role, Teri is responsible for the development and execution of our customer operations strategy and support activities for front and back office operations. Prior to this role, Teri spent 7 years with Direct Energy Residential in several facets of Operations. Teri has more than 20 years of experience in managing a range of strategic and operational business models. She's had a successful career with increasingly senior roles in Direct Energy as well as previously at organizations such as Atco I-tek and Finning (Canada) Ltd. Teri is a CMA, CPA (Certified Professional Accountant) and graduated from Simon Fraser University with an Undergraduate Degree.


Scott Nicholson

Scott Nicholson, Director, Ontario Region

Scott has been a member of the Canada Home Services team since January 2013. Scott is responsible for all field operational activities within the Ontario region, in particular for the delivery of all HVAC sales, service and installation activity. In his role he supports Direct Energy's Ontario General Managers and their respective teams. Scott brings over 30 years of commercial experience having held senior operations and sales roles in Home Depot and Sears Canada.