Energy & Utilities

Organizations operating within the rapidly changing energy and utilities space face a market that’s more volatile than ever. Leaders are tasked with a more complex operating environment that seemingly changes day to day.


As the complexity increases, companies need strong leaders to not only provide the vision and strategy for an ever-changing energy environment, but also to ensure employees are kept safe, regulatory hurdles are met, compliance is maintained, and relationships with the communities they operate within are kept strong. In addition, higher expectations for sustainability, a global focus on renewable power, and the integration of new technologies only add to the complexity of their roles.    


Refine Search has indepth experience recruiting these leaders for some of the biggest energy and utility companies in the country. Many are providing the leadership that is guiding these organizations through the complexities of today’s environment and setting their organizations up to tackle their future challenges. 

Your Source for Energy and Utilities Insights


When you’re running a business, it can be hard to keep track of all the exciting developments in energy and utilities. Since we love to stay in tune with industry activity, it makes sense to share with you what we’re experiencing and what insights we’re uncovering in the sector. Just select an article below and be sure to come back again – we’ll be updating this list often!

Utility Business Models Are Adapting to Modern Markets in 4 Ways

The utilities market is changing. Changing laws, consumer preferences, and stakeholder pressures are just some of the factors at play. As a result, environmental performance, necessary energy resilience, and expanded consumer choices are just some of the areas where businesses must transform.

Talking Utilities with Chris Cardenas, VP of Customer Service at Xcel Energy

Chris Cardenas has spent almost 20 years in customer service leadership, including over six as a vice president in energy and utilities. We spoke to Chris about how the industry has changed, where he sees it moving, and what customers want and need from energy and utilities companies.

What Utility Providers Can Learn from Customer Evolution

Disruptive businesses have put a greater focus on customers than ever before. Today’s energy and utilities companies need to focus on what customers really want, how they can meet those expectations, and where customers are looking for information so they can meet them where they are.


Even within the same industry, leadership roles can vary drastically. Refine Search understands those nuances and specializes in recruiting for several in-demand functional areas.

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