Get to know

The Guzman Energy team comes from small towns and rural communities. We are former military officers and utility executives who believe there is a better way. We meet our customers where they are – on Main Street, in town halls, and on their ranches and farms. We’re your kind of people.


  • Leo Guzman

    Founder and Chairman

    I am proud that we have lowered the price of electric power for every community that we serve and at the same time made it cleaner power.

  • Christopher M. Riley

    Chief Executive Officer

    We came along and demonstrated that you don’t have to sit and pay these prices and be locked into these 50-year contracts. There is another choice. There is another path.

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  • Christopher A. Miller


    What excites me the most is the team that we have at Guzman. Second only to who you marry, where you work is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and we have a great team.

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  • Robin Lunt

    Chief Strategy Officer

    I fell in love with the combination of everything that the company stood for—market forces contributing to cleaner energy, really taking care of rural communities, and serving people who are otherwise underserved.

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  • Daniela Shapiro

    Chief Financial Officer

    Guzman is a fascinating story of disruption. When you start to see beyond the tip of the iceberg, you can’t help but share the excitement.

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  • Jeffrey M. Heit

    Principal, Managing Director

    The things that I work on change the economics of the communities that we work with, and increase their ability to control their future.

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  • Andrew Heinle

    Head of Origination

    Andrew has more than 20 years of energy experience, including work in origination at Tenaska Power Services in Texas and Arevon Energy Management in Arizona. Andrew grew up on a North Dakota farm, and is currently based in South Dakota.

  • Kurt Haeger

    Senior Executive Advisor,
    Managing Director

    Kurt was born in Utah, but has spent most of his life in Colorado. Kurt has more than 35 years of experience in the energy field—first at Xcel Energy, then with Guzman. It’s a dedication only surpassed by his marriage to his wife, Mary.

  • Mindy Yajko

    Director of Resource Planning

    After growing up on Colorado’s western slope, Mindy moved to New York City to Goldman Sachs, but soon returned to raise her twins in the mountains of Colorado. She has worked in origination and financial roles at companies including NRG Energy, Xcel Energy, Holy Cross Energy and Recurrent Energy.

  • Max Carpenter

    Managing Director, Trading & Market Operations

    Max has spent most of his career managing trading and market operations in California, most recently at South California Edison—a long way from the farm in Ohio where he grew up. He moved to Colorado to join Guzman in 2019, with his wife, four kids, and a new dog named Koda.

Guzman is an organization that was born from bold ideas and doesn’t let old-world thinking box them in.

Max Carpenter