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Our goal is to be the most recognized and admired utility services company in the world!

By delivering state-of-the-art products, technology and services, we are determined to scale heights that have never been reached in the industry. We'll surprise our competitors with our imagination and execution, and our customers with our commitment to serving them.

At Nordic Energy Services, our aim is to excel in all we do. Determined to set new standards in the energy industry, we will stand far above the competition. Achieving this will take the power of a strong workforce...

James C. Deering is the Managing Member of Nordic Energy Services LLC. Jim has over 20 years of energy industry experience. His energy career began with USX-Delhi Gas Pipeline. Jim has been a part of three separate retail energy start ups: Delhi Gas Pipeline, Exelon Energy and finally Nordic Energy. While at Nordic, which he founded in 2002, Jim has been involved in all areas of the business including; becoming an AGS certified in four states, becoming a registered ARES ( Alternate Retail Electric Supplier) as certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission, starting building and eventually conducting a multi-million dollar sale of Nordic Energy's Indiana assets, interfacing with regulators in both Indiana and Illinois on behalf of Nordic, managing daily operations of a natural gas and electric retailer with thousands of customers behind multiple utilities in over eight states, negotiating supply relationships for both natural gas and electricity, integrating billing systems, overseeing the development of customized software solutions, managing sales and marketing for Nordic, as well as interfacing with Nordic's legal counsel. Additionally Jim holds a J.D. from The John Marshall School of Law.

Kelli Singer is the Chief Operating Officer at Nordic Energy Services LLC. Kelli holds an M.B.A. from DePaul University and has over 20 years of de-regulated energy management experience. Most recently, Kelli was the Business Operations Manager for Exelon Energy where she oversaw all areas of operations including billing, customer service, contract administration and enrollment. Kelli has expertise in all aspects of natural gas and electric billing, operations, and account management. She is skilled at analyzing existing operations and implementing strategies and processes to improve efficiencies and customer satisfaction.

Noah Shapiro has been with Nordic Energy Services LLC since 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in electricity and natural gas markets across North America and Europe. Prior to joining Nordic, Noah led the Enterprise Risk Management group at Vistra Energy. He previously held leadership positions at other energy companies, including Optim Energy, PNM Resources, and Engie. In addition, Noah has been responsible for leading many successful energy software projects within FIS and ION companies.

Robert Schwalbach is the Controller at Nordic Energy Services, LLC. Robert holds an M.B.A in Accounting from Benedictine University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Robert has acquired over 10 years of experience as a corporate controller and financial professional, with demonstrated expertise in financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury management, and a number of other operational areas. Robert began his career in real estate management and also has experience at preparing fund financials totaling $1.4 billion in financial commitments in multiple industries.

Russell Rall, Director Retail Sales, has over 17 years of energy industry experience. Russ has many years of successful sales (Direct, Indirect, Small Commercial and Residential), management, leadership and quality assurance experience. He is responsible for maintaining and increasing production for sales channels, while supporting product/strategy and results training through preliminary new market focus, new product initiatives and upgrades into various environments.

Blake Birch is the General Counsel at Nordic Energy Services, LLC. Since joining Nordic in 2015, Blake has been responsible for providing strategic advice to advance the company’s interests, monitoring developments within the competitive energy landscape, ensuring compliance with new and existing legal requirements, and overseeing all other legal matters.  Blake holds a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago and an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law.

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