MEET THE TEAM
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.
I enjoy the challenge of helping customers transition to clean and renewable power supplies.
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.
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.
At Guzman we’re helping rural communities tap into the energy transition to get better services for better value. It’s incredibly rewarding work.
The things that I work on change the economics of the communities that we work with, and increase their ability to control their future.
Senior Advisor, Market Design and Integration
An avid outdoorsman, Steve grew up in Minnesota and built a career in energy in Colorado. Steve was previously vice president, power supply and programs at Holy Cross Energy. He also spent 34 years at Xcel Energy in market operations and wholesale market design. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, dog and friends.
Senior Executive Advisor,
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.
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.
Director, Origination & Supply
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.
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.
The Guzman Energy team brings a powerful mix of varied expertise. Each team member is driven by a common motivation to improve the future of the communities we serve.
The Guzman Energy team is deeply saddened by the passing of Mark Vanderhelm in Spring 2022. Mark was an incredible human being and friend. Our hearts go out to his family and all who knew and loved Mark.