John Schultz is the President, Centrica North America and Direct Energy Business. As President, Centrica North America, he oversees alignment of all business units across the US and Canada. In his role as President, Direct Energy Business, John is responsible for our North American commercial, industrial and wholesale customer business.
John joined Direct Energy Business in November 2013, and prior to that he was Vice President of Sales and Operations for Hess Corporation's Energy Marketing business. He has 23 years of industry experience in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, natural gas and electric supply & trading, M&A and power plant development. He previously served as an Executive Committee Member of the Bayonne Energy Center and Newark Energy Center, two New Jersey- based power plants. John began his career in Alexandria, Virginia at the Eastern Group and subsequently worked for Statoil Energy, Inc., where he was responsible for their natural gas and electric supply operations.
John has a B.S in Agricultural Economics from Penn State University and has attended executive development programs at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and Harvard Business School. John and his wife, Suzy, live in Westfield, New Jersey with their children, Regan and Nathan.