The Lowfoot Team
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Philip developed the vision for Lowfoot. Philip believes that “smart grid” is the utility sector’s “telecom moment” and that Lowfoot is extremely well positioned to become a billion dollar player in this market. He has extensive utility experience and a shared passion for reducing electricity consumption and building successful companies. In his first start-up, Advanced Utility Systems, Philip’s vision helped to disrupt the static utility billing software space by developing feature rich software at reasonable prices for an industry held hostage by incumbent software providers and their “change order” rich solutions. Prior to Advanced, Philip oversaw the design, development, and rollout of the first electoral data management system in Canada that overlaid electronic voter registration, complex demographics data, polling data, and automated data collection. Philip has an honors BA in History from Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.
Shirley draws on her more than 25 year career in senior leadership roles with a variety of energy companies. Most recently, Shirley was Senior Vice President, Retail Energy, for Frontier Utilities, spearheading high-priority growth initiatives. Prior to that, she was with Reliant Energy for more than eleven years, most recently as Vice President of Mass Markets Innovation. The smart energy products and services created by her team are now used by more than 500,000 Reliant customers and were selected in 2011 for CIO Magazine’s ‘100 Award’. Prior to joining Reliant, Shirley led growth for geophysical processing and environmental management ventures. Shirley graduated from Princeton University with dual degrees in Management Systems Engineering and Geological Engineering and holds a Financial Management certificate from Cornell University. She is currently serving as a mentor with the SURGE business accelerator.
SVP of Technology & Program Management
As SVP of Technology and Program Management, Peter is responsible for delivering the platforms which make Lowfoot work. Drawing on his seven years’ experience running an independent agile software development team, he balances traditional software engineering with modern agile development. Peter believes software is at its best when fresh-baked, and loves to deliver enterprise-grade systems in record time. As an independent developer, he has built and scaled order processing systems for Rogers Communications, rich media interfaces for Masterfile, and social platforms for GetInvolved/TVOntario. He’s also been the development lead on Lowfoot since day one, and is excited to be joining the team full-time. Peter holds a B.A. (Hons) in English and Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
Christian McArthur is SVP, Analytics at Lowfoot, where he generates tactical information from smart meter data to enable better decision making for retail energy providers and create highly engaging customer experiences. Prior to joining Lowfoot, Christian was SVP of Supply at Just Energy for 10 years, managing wholesale trading and retail supply operations. He has extensive experience in trading, risk management, product development and pricing, customer analytics and load forecasting. During his time at Just Energy, he oversaw customer growth and market expansion from 700K RCEs to more than 4M. He built out Just Energy’s risk management capabilities, started the competitive commercial customer pricing platform, and launched a smart thermostat program to enable demand response. He has operational knowledge of all North American retail energy (gas and power) markets, energy utilities, and customer segments.
Board of Directors
Roberta Konicki is Senior Vice President of Macquarie Energy LLC and is Co- Head of Structured Supply for Power and Natural Gas in North America where she is responsible for structured finance transactions for retail energy suppliers. Ms. Konicki joined Macquarie’s Houston office in 2009 and has thirteen years of energy marketing experience where she focused on negotiating wholesale full-requirements with utilities and municipals, tolling agreements, energy management agreements, options, and credit related structures. Prior to joining Macquarie, Ms. Konicki was Vice President of Power Origination at Sempra Energy Trading, LLC, Director of Power Origination at BP North America, and Director of Power Origination at Duke Energy North America.
Alex Rau is a founding partner of Climate Wedge Ltd, an independent firm providing carbon finance and emissions trading related advisory and asset management services, and pursuing principal investments and project development in the environmental markets. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Oxford University, a B.A. from Cornell University and is a CFA charter holder.
Lowfoot has offices in Houston, Texas, and Toronto, Ontario.
- Team Office & Mailing Address
- 10655 Richmond Ave
Houston TX, 77042
(832) 534 2652
- Mailing Address
- 2-125 The Queensway
Toronto ON, M8Y 1H6
We’re always looking for talented people to join our team. For more information about any of these positions, please email email@example.com.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Looking for a creative and energetic leader for search engine marketing, search engine optimization and social media initiatives. This position will manage and launch multiple SEO and SEM campaigns and monitor campaign performance. Responsible for creating effective ad and website copy as well as campaign landing pages.
Energy Data Analyst
The energy data analyst will be responsible for reviewing electricity usage data and processing according to workflows. The opportunity to create new approaches and define standards is part of this position. Experience working with usage data in a retail electricity provider or utility environment is a plus. Position requires high level math and computer skills and the ability to learn new software.
Online Support/QA Assistant
Looking for a energetic, outgoing individual to learn Lowfoot.com inside and out. You'll handle front-line support duties, helping our members get the best of their Lowfoot experience, and escalating issues as needed. You'll also help out with quality assurance testing, and making sure Lowfoot.com is always at its best. You'll need to have great writing & communication skills; and a high comfort level with the Internet. You're well-organized and willing to wear a few different hats over the course of the day. This is an junior position with great opportunities for advancement.
Software Developers: Java, Python
We’re always on the hunt for great software developers: Java EE or Python developers who love building great web apps and web services. We work in small agile teams, shipping fast and iterating quickly. Apart from your slick coding skills, you’ll need solid MySQL chops, a strong understanding of rich Ajax-based web interfaces, and a familiarity with standards-compliant XHTML/CSS. You’re great at thinking and working independently, and your communication skills are top-notch. You love to make your own decisions, but you also understand when to get your teammates’ opinions.
Sr. Sales Executive
Join Lowfoot and serve the U.S. utility and retail energy providers with Lowfoot products and services. You’ll have full responsibility for the sales process from sourcing opportunities, developing key account relationships and closing deals for our innovative retail customer engagement and demand response SaaS platform. Our seamless delivery and market-leading products using smart meter information are meeting a critical need in the marketplace.
- July 17, 2013
- Lowfoot deploys Virtual Peaker Plant in Ontario in response to heat wave
- June 4, 2013
- Champion Energy Services to Partner With Lowfoot in Strategic Customer-Focused Program
- May 24, 2013
- The Climate Group Recognizes Lowfoot, Inc. with First-Ever “Low Carbon Leader Award” at LLGA | Cities Pilot the Future Competition
- May 8, 2013
- TriEagle Announces PrimeTime Demand Response Program
- April 29, 2013
- Lowfoot Expands Board with Addition of Roberta Konicki and Paul D. Thomas
- April 17, 2013
- Lowfoot Links with Komen Houston to Generate “Kilowatts For A Cause”
- January 22, 2013
- Lowfoot, Inc. Opens US Headquarters in Houston
Lowfoot in the News
August 26, 2013
QP Briefing (Subscription)
July 17, 2013
May 28, 2013
February 15, 2013
June 25, 2012
The Daily Energy Report
June 11, 2012
Yonge Street Media
March 7, 2012
February 28, 2012
May 3, 2011
Got a question about Lowfoot, or just want to find out more? Drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you.