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Edge Energy Services – Our People

OUR TEAM

Our team’s expertise in the electricity market is second-to-none. Comprising experienced professionals from the energy, financial and information technology industries, our people are driven by finding innovative and effective solutions to your energy challenges.

Stacey has more than 12 years’ experience in financial derivatives markets across Australia and Europe, and for the last decade has specialised in the NEM. As the Founder of Edge, her creative and entrepreneurial strengths have been integral to our success. She has an endless drive to outperform the rest – to constantly innovate, develop and refine solutions that make a measurable impact on our clients’ business performance.

Stacey Vacher

Managing Director

Stacey has more than 12 years’ experience in financial derivatives markets across Australia and Europe, and for the last decade has specialised in the NEM. As the Founder of Edge, her creative and entrepreneurial strengths have been integral to our success. She has an endless drive to outperform the rest – to constantly innovate, develop and refine solutions that make a measurable impact on our clients’ business performance.

Following an impressive career in the financial services industry, Kristy now heads up Edge’s operational requirements, and also manages our business and systems strategy. Her primary goal is to maintain Edge’s track record of exceeding our clients’ expectations and she is passionate about delivering added value wherever possible. Her ‘make-it-happen’ attitude means she’s tenacious in achieving positive outcomes for our clients.

Kristy McGrath

Head of Operations & Delivery

Following an impressive career in the financial services industry, Kristy now heads up Edge’s operational requirements, and also manages our business and systems strategy. Her primary goal is to maintain Edge’s track record of exceeding our clients’ expectations and she is passionate about delivering added value wherever possible. Her ‘make-it-happen’ attitude means she’s tenacious in achieving positive outcomes for our clients.

Having worked across all aspects of energy procurement and advice, Thomas has a thorough understanding of the entire value chain. His experience in the finance and energy industries includes hedge funds, energy trading, planning and analysis with both Australian and international power companies. At Edge, Thomas uses his high-level knowledge of market fundamentals to improve the bottom line of some of Australia’s largest energy users.

Thomas Dargue

Senior Portfolio Manager & Market Analyst

Having worked across all aspects of energy procurement and advice, Thomas has a thorough understanding of the entire value chain. His experience in the finance and energy industries includes hedge funds, energy trading, planning and analysis with both Australian and international power companies. At Edge, Thomas uses his high-level knowledge of market fundamentals to improve the bottom line of some of Australia’s largest energy users.

With extensive industry knowledge and experience, Melissa brings insight and clarity to her role as a Portfolio Manager. Her experience as both a retail client and a portfolio manager in the energy industry means she can be innovative and responsive in delivering optimal solutions for our clients. With a focus on client relationships, Melissa believes that collaboration helps to bring the best possible energy portfolio outcomes.

Melissa Lascelles

Portfolio Manager

With extensive industry knowledge and experience, Melissa brings insight and clarity to her role as a Portfolio Manager. Her experience as both a retail client and a portfolio manager in the energy industry means she can be innovative and responsive in delivering optimal solutions for our clients. With a focus on client relationships, Melissa believes that collaboration helps to bring the best possible energy portfolio outcomes.

Melitta has spent over a decade working in the energy sector in roles including Retail Pricing Analyst, Account Manager and Customer Relationship Manager. As Portfolio Manager at Edge, she focuses on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders. She’s unwavering in her commitment to using the Edge’s efficiencies and insights to deliver solutions that save our clients time and money.

Melitta Springer

Portfolio Manager

Melitta has spent over a decade working in the energy sector in roles including Retail Pricing Analyst, Account Manager and Customer Relationship Manager. As Portfolio Manager at Edge, she focuses on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders. She’s unwavering in her commitment to using the Edge’s efficiencies and insights to deliver solutions that save our clients time and money.

Working as a National Utilities Manager prior to joining Edge, Nick values relationships and understands what a client needs from an energy advisor. His background in accounting and finance also brings valuable expertise in developing procurement solutions that meet key business and cashflow drivers. Nick’s role as an Energy Analyst is complemented by his ability to look at problems in their entirety to reach the most effective outcomes as quickly as possible.

Nick Clark

Energy Analyst

Working as a National Utilities Manager prior to joining Edge, Nick values relationships and understands what a client needs from an energy advisor. His background in accounting and finance also brings valuable expertise in developing procurement solutions that meet key business and cashflow drivers. Nick’s role as an Energy Analyst is complemented by his ability to look at problems in their entirety to reach the most effective outcomes as quickly as possible.

James leads our software development team in the continual optimisation of Edge’s technology platform. He has 20 years’ experience in the software development industry, with 10 years specialising in finance and energy applications. He brings a unique perspective to the role that software can play in analytics and risk management, and he proactively searches for new opportunities to improve energy analytics.

James Webster

Software Development Manager

James leads our software development team in the continual optimisation of Edge’s technology platform. He has 20 years’ experience in the software development industry, with 10 years specialising in finance and energy applications. He brings a unique perspective to the role that software can play in analytics and risk management, and he proactively searches for new opportunities to improve energy analytics.

With a career spanning 20 years and experience across many different technologies, Justin brings an incredible depth of knowledge to our development team. He is passionate about accurate reporting and scalable solutions which are the cornerstones of our business. Justin’s experience in the energy industry means he knows what our clients need. By building systems and developing specialised reporting, he gives them time and space to focus on business growth.

Justin King

Senior Software Developer

With a career spanning 20 years and experience across many different technologies, Justin brings an incredible depth of knowledge to our development team. He is passionate about accurate reporting and scalable solutions which are the cornerstones of our business. Justin’s experience in the energy industry means he knows what our clients need. By building systems and developing specialised reporting, he gives them time and space to focus on business growth.

Shannon’s energy industry experience and knowledge, alongside her studies in Public Relations and Journalism means she is well-placed to manage Edge’s communication needs. Shannon believes that communication is key to building strong relationships, both with clients and industry counterparts. As a self-confessed word nerd, Shannon has an interest in making news and information easy to understand and accessible for everyone.

Shannon McBride

Communications Officer

Shannon’s energy industry experience and knowledge, alongside her studies in Public Relations and Journalism means she is well-placed to manage Edge’s communication needs. Shannon believes that communication is key to building strong relationships, both with clients and industry counterparts. As a self-confessed word nerd, Shannon has an interest in making news and information easy to understand and accessible for everyone.

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