Dung Tran currently leads Direct Energy Solar and has been with Direct Energy for close to six years. Since joining the company in 2010, Dung has spent most of his time in the wholesale and retail energy divisions overseeing strategy, business development, and analytics—first on the commodity trading floor and then in the residential retail energy line. Dung has helped lead the acquisition of Hess’ commercial and industrial retail marketing unit and the launch of Plenti, a national consumer rewards program, with American Express.
Dung comes to Direct Energy with over 20 years of energy industry experience. Dung started his career with Enron where he worked in finance, retail, and wholesale business units both domestically and internationally. Later, he worked at TXU Energy and Luminant where he has held a variety of roles including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of TXU Energy as well as being the Chief Risk Officer of Luminant.
Dung is a graduate of Rice University and holds dual degrees in history and mechanical engineering. Dung currently resides in Houston, TX with his wife and three sons with a fourth son away at college.
Some of his hobbies include visiting national parks, checking out hole-in-the-wall food joints, and following sports.
Chris has been with Direct Energy Solar since 2014 and currently serves as the Head of Finance, overseeing the forecasting, key performance reporting, and long-term strategic goals of the company.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Stevenson University and has 20 plus years of financial/accounting experience across a wide spectrum of industries including manufacturing, consulting services, banking, and private equity. His most recent positions were within The Adecco Group & Iron Mountain Records prior to joining Direct Energy Solar. He currently resides in Hanover, PA with his spouse, three children, and several foster dogs at any given time.
Harry has been with Direct Energy for over 5 years and most recently holds the position of Head of Residential Solar for the New England Division. Prior to joining the solar division in September of 2015, he held the role as Head of Sales for Direct Energy’s home warranty division, Home Warranty of America dating back to January of 2011.
Prior to Direct Energy, Harry was Regional Sales Manager for The Real Estate Book, a division of Network Communications, Inc., for just over 6 years. Throughout his career, Harry has developed and implemented winning strategies in all environments from startups to turnarounds; improved sales revenues, operating efficiency and productivity; reengineered sales and operations business practices and procedures; improved B2B and B2C sales including account profitability; and enhanced delivery of goods/services across diverse industries.
Harry has a B.A. in Business Management from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He currently resides in St Louis, MO with his wife and two boys.
Chris has been with the company since 2010 and currently holds the position of Head of Residential Solar for the Connecticut & New York Division. Prior to this role, he led the Direct Energy Solar Strategy & Pricing group, with responsibilities for pricing, new market evaluation, and competitive intelligence. During his tenure he has held positions in the Operations, Business Development, Information Technology, and Finance Departments. Each position has provided unique insights into the challenges and prospects facing the industry that drive a holistic analytical framework for evaluating opportunity.
Prior to Direct Energy Solar, Chris worked with an energy efficiency consulting firm specializing in energy master planning projects for private, municipal, and institutional clients. He also has spent time consulting in the healthcare industry on waste minimization, recycling, and logistics strategies designed to meet goals of environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.
Chris has a BA in Economics & Business and Geology from Lafayette College and a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University. Chris now resides in Davidsonville, MD with his wife.
Anthony has been with the company since 2013 and oversees our community and partner programs, customer experience, and company brand. Over the years Anthony has held roles on our engineering, logistics, and field operations teams.
Before he came to Direct Energy Solar, Anthony worked for a consulting group managing the construction of high-voltage transmission lines across Minnesota and Wisconsin. He also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, working with local communities and governments in both Iraq (2009) and Afghanistan (2010–11).
Anthony has a B.A. in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two kids.
Ron French joined the company at the beginning of 2015 and serves as the Head of Commercial Solar. Ron is 10 year veteran of the solar industry and was previously the president of SolarWorks, Inc, Alteris Renewables, Inc. and the commercial division of RGS Energy after those companies merged. Additionally, he has experience on the solar financing side of the business with Smart Energy Capital and Nextera Energy Resources.
Ron has a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School, along with 30 years of corporate management experience. Prior to his solar experience Ron’s sales, business development and marketing skills earned him senior positions at several Fortune 500 companies including Apple Computer, MCI, Merck, and WebMD.
Sini George is currently the Head of Innovation for Direct Energy Solar and has been with Direct Energy since 2014. Since joining the company, she has worked both in residential retail energy innovation and in solar innovation. She led the teams that developed products such as the company’s residential demand response offering, the energy efficiency audit tool, and the bundled retail energy & solar product.
Prior to joining Direct Energy, Sini spent over ten years in the energy industry. She started her career at ExxonMobil where she worked both in the research & engineering and supply & trading organizations. She then spent six years at Pacific Gas & Electric Company where she held a variety of roles including leading the natural gas transmission and wholesale marketing business.
Sini holds a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently resides in Houston with her husband and twin girls.
Patrick Gleason is the Head of Products and Customer Experience where he is responsible for management of the Direct Energy Solar brand, its pricing and product offerings, customer financing options, lead generation activities via company events, call center qualification of digital leads, and training for key front-line staff positions.
Prior to this role, Patrick was Director of Business Development where he was responsible for financing products, managing key vendor relationships, and developing strategic initiatives to improve sales and operations.
Prior to joining Direct Energy Solar, Patrick worked at Pacific Gas & Electric, with a focus on finance, emergency operations, and customer strategy and at EDP Renewables where he focused on asset management. Before transitioning to the energy space, Patrick spent more than 7 years working in risk and operations consulting for a global consulting firm, Protiviti.
Patrick earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, with a focus on Energy and Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Robin has been with Direct Energy Solar since 2014 and currently serves as Head of Asset and Business Operations overseeing purchasing and inventory management, fleet and real estate strategy, accounts receivable, plus incentive, finance, and contract administration.
Robin has a BA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and joined Direct Energy Solar with almost 20 years of management experience. Robin started her career in IT and spent 15 years working for Fortune 500 companies including IBM, AOL, and VeriSign. She also served as the COO/CFO for a small entrepreneurial company for nine years. She currently resides in Kensington, MD with her husband.
Shea is currently the Manager—Human Resources for Direct Energy Solar. Prior to joining Direct Energy, Shea was at Shell Oil for 20 years specifically working in leadership development, change management, and diversity and inclusion. She’s spent time with leading organizations through transformations and has a passion for developing talent.
Shea has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Texas A&M University.