Crius Energy, LLC is one of the largest independent energy retailers in the United States, providing electricity, natural gas and solar energy products to more than one million residential and commercial customers.

We connect with consumers through an innovative family-of-brands strategy and multi-channel marketing approach. The result is a broad, well-differentiated platform that minimizes risk while providing customers with unique and customized brand experiences.

Our Growing Footprint

From our headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Crius Energy is focused on expanding our reach and increasing our impact.

Learn more about the markets we serve and our facilities below:

Meet Our Executive Team

Our leaders bring a wealth of industry and functional knowledge to their roles. Learn more about our dynamic and driven executives by clicking on the boxes at rightat down.

Meet The Team

Michael Fallquist , Chief Executive Officer

Michael Fallquist is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crius Energy. Mr. Fallquist has extensive experience in the retail energy industry having formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Commerce Energy and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Viridian Energy.

Beyond the retail energy industry, Mr. Fallquist has held various roles in commodities, finance and consulting including work for the Macquarie Group in Australia and in the United States, Deloitte Consulting and Towers Perrin.
Mr. Fallquist earned an MBA from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 award winner in New York, Cleantech category.

Roop S. Bhullar , Chief Financial Officer

In his current role of CFO, Roop Bhullar is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, treasury, and corporate communications with the overall goal of growing the business in a profitable and sustainable manner.

Prior to joining Crius Energy, Roop was the finance director of Commerce Energy, a publicly traded retail energy provider with more than 150,000 customers in 10 states, where he was responsible for the accounting, treasury and financial planning, and analysis functions. Before Commerce Energy, Roop worked as the financial controller of King Country Energy, a publicly traded electric supplier and as a tax manager at Deloitte, where he provided consulting advice to energy clients and co-headed up the specialist M&A group.

Roop earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, in Management Studies (accounting) and Laws (corporate and commercial law), and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Barbara Clay , Chief Legal Officer

Barbara brings more than 18 years of legal experience to her job as Chief Legal Officer; she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal, compliance and human resource functions.

Prior to joining Crius Energy, Barbara was Vice President and Senior Counsel at MasterCard where she created the M&A legal function and assisted the newly formed public company to create a proper best in class Board and Governance function and SEC filing program. Prior to MasterCard, Barbara was Counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Manhattan where she concentrated on complex corporate matters, contractual issues and M&A. At Boies, she assisted her client, Caithness Energy, to win a 30-year PPA from LIPA and to build a 350-megawatt natural gas power plant in Bellport Long Island.

Barbara earned two degrees from Rutgers University, a bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences and a master's degree in Environmental Sciences that she attained through a graduate fellowship in the Biochemical and Chemical Engineering Department. Barbara earned her J.D. at Pace Law School, with a certificate in Environmental Law.

Christian McArthur , Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Christian McArthur is responsible for operations, energy supply, information technology, project management and business intelligence. Christian draws upon more than a decade of industry experience to ensure effective operations and competitive wholesale energy procurement for Crius Energy and its family of brands.

A leader in energy trading, risk management, customer analytics and forecasting, Christian was previously a Senior Vice President at Just Energy where he oversaw energy supply operations for all North American businesses. In this role, Christian led trading, risk management, customer analytics and forecasting during Just Energy’s expansion from three to 20 markets across North America, serving more than four million customers. He was also successful at new product development and innovating new revenue streams.

Christian earned a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Queen's University.

Kevin McMinn , Chief Sales Officer

Kevin McMinn applies nearly two decades of hands-on retail energy industry expertise to his role overseeing the company’s residential (mass market) and commercial energy businesses in the U.S.

Responsible for over a million residential customer equivalents, Kevin is a vocal advocate for energy choice and deeply committed to providing consumers in deregulated markets with a range of value-driven options for their energy supply.

Prior to joining Crius, Kevin was Chief Operating Officer for U.S. Gas & Electric and president and CEO of Energy Services Providers. Earlier in his career, Kevin advised leading energy companies based in North America and Europe as an industry consultant. He has provided guidance, project/program management, and business expertise to facilitate entry into and success in deregulated energy markets within ERCOT, NYISO, CAISO, ISONE, MISO and PJM.

Ben Esposito , Operations

Ben has more than a decade of experience in the retail energy industry, leading both strategic and operational initiatives in commercial and residential sectors. A former Vice President at Constellation, he played a critical role in building the foundation of the company’s robust residential retail energy platform.

Today, Ben oversees the team that enrolls, bills, renews and analyzes more than one million Crius Energy customers to ensure that our family of brands exceed their expectations for decades to come.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Martin Phillips , Human Resources

Martin is a proven and dynamic HR professional with 15+ years of progressive experience in learning and development, recruiting, employee relations, compensation, incentive programs, rewards and recognition, relocation, diversity and affirmative action, HRIS and policy development. A skilled HR practitioner and avid audiophile, Martin has worked in several different industries, including energy, consumer products and professional services.

He holds a master’s degree in HR from Middlesex University in London and a post-graduate diploma in HR from New York University.

Jim Fluet , Sales

A dynamic and performance-driven-sales leader, Jim manages direct and indirect energy sales at Crius. He previously served as Regional Sales Director of Mass Markets at Champion Energy Services and prior to that, held various high-level sales roles in the consumer electronics and telecom industries.

Jim’s team of 15+ sales professionals continually rises to meet his high expectations and respect his strong work ethic and deep industry knowledge.

John Smith , Sales

A capable, determined and affable leader, John knows what it takes to get the job done and does it. His team applies proven traditional sales practices, as well as digital marketing know-how, to drive online sales at Crius Energy.

A self-proclaimed technology nerd, John previously held senior-level sales management roles at Ingram Micro Mobility, Asset Science and PCS Wireless.

Tom McGinn , Supply & Energy Procurement

Tom is an accomplished energy industry veteran with proven experience in pricing and structuring electricity and natural gas products for large retail energy providers. He joined Crius from Entrust Energy and spent six years at Just Energy.

Tom earned a master's degree in finance from Tulane University and holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of William & Mary.

Kevin Bhuva , Finance

Kevin is an accomplished finance leader with proven experience in financial planning, analysis, and risk functions. He has played an integral role at Crius Energy in the initial public offering, numerous acquisitions, and capital raising activities.

Kevin received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Julia Falcone , Sales

A passionate motivator for the business, Julia encourages employees to develop innovative ideas and to streamline processes to drive company growth. She has been a leader in developing operational and sales strategies throughout the organization with her advanced knowledge and experience within multiple aspects of the business.

She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where she obtained her B.A. in International Business.

Kamran Qamar , IT

An Information Technology leader, Kamran has more than 18 years of experience in delivering scalable technology solutions.

His documented track record of building business relationships and high performing IT teams have resulted in successful implementations of products & services. At Crius Energy, Kamran focuses on enhancing technology operations through strategic partnerships, integrating hybrid architectures while managing enterprise risk by establishing the Cyber & BCP Programs.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Northeastern University and his Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Columbia University.

Multiple Brands, One Vision.

Select one of our brands to learn more.

  • Electricity

  • Natural Gas

Crius Energy

Through an innovative family of brands strategy and a multi-channel marketing approach, Crius Energy has become one of the largest independent energy retailers in the United States, serving more than one million customers. The company helps customers, partners and investors realize what’s possible in the energy industry.

TriEagle Energy

TriEagle Energy is a low-cost/high-value electricity provider that works every day to be the most respected retail energy provider for business and residential customers. A market leader in Texas, TriEagle has established a track record with municipal aggregations as well as a network of more than 300 active commercial broker relationships.

Viridian Energy

Since 2009, Viridian Energy has helped customers avoid over 7 billion pounds of climate-changing CO2 through the use of responsible energy products. Today, Viridian Energy connects with consumers through a vibrant network of 20,000+ Independent Associates committed to building communities and a sustainable lifestyle.

Consolidated Communications Energy Rewards

The second in our family of brands to leverage the convergence between telecommunications and retail energy, the brand formerly known as FairPoint Energy was created through a strategic partnership with FairPoint Communications, now Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL). The company offers residential customers in Maine and New Hampshire 100% green electricity.

Cincinnati Bell Energy

The first to offer affordable green energy to residential and commercial customers in Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Energy was created through an innovative marketing agreement with Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB). A strong local brand, Cincinnati Bell Energy today offers 100% green electricity and natural gas, as well as 10% savings on energy.

Public Power

As one of the largest energy supply companies in the nation, Public Power offers much more than just budget-friendly electricity and natural gas. The company rewards value-minded energy consumers in a powerful way, offering loyalty programs and unique incentives to over 200,000 residential and commercial customers throughout the Northeast.

*Public Power, LLC and its subsidiaries are not endorsed by or affiliated with the American Public Power Association (APPA) or its members, the Public Power Association of New Jersey, or any government owned not-for-profit utility.

Big Sky Gas

Big sky country means big energy choices. Big Sky Gas is the Treasure State’s premier natural gas alternative. Now with thousands of customers, Big Sky proudly offers safe and efficient natural gas products to businesses and individual households across the state.

big sky gas

U.S. Gas & Electric

A pioneer in deregulated energy, USG&E and its local brands have served commercial and residential customers since the company was founded in 2002. Now a part of the Crius Energy family, USG&E provides energy supply to over 350,000 residential customer equivalents in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania with plans for further expansion.

Comcast Energy Rewards

Through the Crius retail supply brand, Energy Rewards, Comcast customers can select energy supply plans which offer competitive rates with long-term price protection. In addition, Energy Rewards offers valuable perks, including Visa gift cards, free movie tickets, and more – including bonuses exclusive to Comcast customers.