Meet the team

Our Channel Sales team will be your main point of contact when you partner with us. They all have extensive experience in the energy industry and will work closely with you to deliver the best possible service to you and your customers.

To find out more about working with us, contact the team here.

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Daniel Smith - Head of Sales

After joining SmartestEnergy in 2008 as a Key Account Manager, Dan is now Head of Sales.

In this role he is responsible for the sales strategy and team, as well as sales and account management activities through all sales channels.

Prior to SmartestEnergy, Dan worked at EIC in several roles including Business Development Manager and Account Management.

Nathan Dad - Channel Development Team Manager

Nathan joined SmartestEnergy as Channel Development Manager and took up his current role in 2016.

He is responsible for the management of new business through TPIs and oversees a team of four Channel Development Managers, as well as managing and developing SmartestEnergy’s relationship with a number of key and partner TPIs.

Before joining SmartestEnergy Nathan was a Key Accounts Manager with Bergen Energi, managing a portfolio of pan-European and UK clients. He originally joined the energy industry in 2003 as a Customer Relations Manager with RWE npower. Nathan holds a BA Hons in International Relations.

Nick Stanley - Channel Development Manager

Nick’s role is focused on building relations and working with energy consultants to develop a product that meets the needs of their customers. Nick joined SmartestEnergy in 2016 from DONG Energy Sales (UK) where he had been a Key Account Manager managing a portfolio of major gas and power users. His previous roles during almost ten years in the energy sector have included Mid-Market Relationship Manager for EDF Energy. Nick holds a Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Jessica Butlin - Channel Development Manager

Jessica is part of the team which manages SmartestEnergy’s relationship with a number of key consultants. She works in partnership with them to develop products, helping them meet their customer requirements. Jess joined SmartestEnergy in 2016 from Accenture where she had been a Strategic Relationship Manager responsible for key clients. Her career in the energy industry began in 2002 as a Registrations Coordinator with British Gas Business.

Gavin Rayner - Channel Account Manager Team Leader

Gavin joined SmartestEnergy in 2008 and is now Channel Account Manager Team Leader. In this role he is responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with Partner TPI’s and managing the Account Management Team. Before joining SmartestEnergy, Gavin worked at Eon for 8 years within Customer Services and Sales roles areas of the business.

Joanna Wignall - Account Manager

Joanna proactively works to develop closer relationships with Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs) and to broaden understanding of SmartestEnergy's products and services. She joined SmartestEnergy in 2011 after more than a decade's experience in the energy industry, initially working in Corporate Sales Support for E.ON Energy. She later became a Field Sales Executive for British Gas Business before joining Haven Power where she became TPI Manager, responsible for managing relationships with major brokers and their customers.

Charlotte Palmer - Account Manager

Charlotte manages SmartestEnergy’s relationships with a number of key Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs) and is responsible for account management and customer renewals. She joined SmartestEnergy in December 2012 as a Sales Support Executive before taking up her current role in 2014. Charlotte, who has worked both in the UK and Australia, has previously held roles in the energy industry as a Customer Service Account Manager for a TPI and a Portfolio Manager at E.ON.

Louise Brown - Account Manager

Louise joined SmartestEnergy in 2011 and is one of the Channel Account Manager’s. She is responsible for Managing one of our Partner TPI’s, and various relationships internally and externally within the business. Prior to working here she worked for a TPI, and also worked at E.on Energy for 4 years in a Sales orientated role.