EMC20 Keynote Speaker
Deryl Brown is a proven energy business Chief Executive Officer with a legendary track record of value creation in the energy industry. Mr. Brown has received various industry awards and holds records for starting, building, growing, and selling energy related businesses.
Mr. Brown recently became the Executive Chairman and minority owner of Atlantic Energy – an energy retailer providing electricity and natural gas through environmentally-conscious value-added bundles that leverage technology to help customers reduce consumption and align with broader emissions reduction efforts and clean energy goals.
Previously, Mr. Brown was the Chief Executive Officer and minority owner of North American Power & Gas – a successful energy provider for Residential and Commercial customers. Mr. Brown led the company’s turnaround leading to a sale to Calpine which closed in 2017. At the time of the sale, North American Power had revenue of $ 600 Million.
Prior to North American Power, Mr. Brown was the CEO and minority owner of Hudson Energy Services a start-up and fast-growing retail energy provider to commercial and industrial customers in Texas, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Mr. Brown led the effort to sell Hudson to Just Energy in 2010. At the time of Hudson’s sale to Just Energy, the company had annual revenue of $ 1.3 Billion. As part of the Just Energy / Hudson Energy transaction, Mr. Brown stayed with the purchasing company for a 3-year period in various executive positions primarily starting and growing Hudson Europe in London.
Prior to Hudson, Mr. Brown was the Managing Director for Direct Energy Business, a leading energy and energy services provider in North America. Prior to Direct Energy, Mr. Brown had a long career at TXU/EFH/Vistra holding several executive roles. At the time of his departure from TXU, Mr. Brown was the Chief Operations Officer of TXU Energy serving 4.3 million customers.
Mr. Brown received his BS with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of North Texas. Mr. Brown is on the Board at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and previously served on the Board of ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).