John Varkey is the Chief Information Officer for Direct Energy and is responsible for all aspects of the company's Information Technology (IT) agenda across North America. He is also a member of the Direct Energy Management Team and the Centrica Group Information Systems Leadership Team.
John has over 20 years of experience managing IT teams across diverse industries, including financial services, energy, consulting, and technology. In these roles, John has managed all aspects of the IT function, led large transformation efforts, and delivered new IT capabilities to the business. Prior to joining Direct Energy, John was Vice President of Information Technology at Seahawk Drilling, an energy services company based in Houston, Texas. He has previously held IT management positions with companies such as ADP and JPMorgan Chase.
John holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University. John and his family live in Houston, Texas.