About Champion Energy

Powering Life, Powering Businesses

Champion Energy Services is the fastest-growing retail electric provider in the nation and the largest never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Maine.

Every decision at every level is focused on creating greater value for our loyal customers. From exceptionally competitive electricity rates, to no hidden rates and straightforward monthly electric bills, to ensuring that live customer care is available around the clock every day of the year — and the list goes on — Champion Energy is ever-mindful of our purpose: to power lives and power businesses. Our experienced team manages commodity risks conservatively, balancing power supply with sales to minimize significant risk of loss.

Although there are plenty of other electric service providers in the marketplace, Houston-based Champion Energy has risen to the top by keeping a sharp focus on customers' interests.

Sure, we know that competitive electricity prices are important to you, and we also know that you need us when you need us. That's why we're here 24/7 and on our toes all day, every day.


Champion Energy Services is a retail subsidiary of Calpine, America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources. With one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the country, Calpine has set itself apart as a forward-thinking power generation company – ready for the challenge of meeting America's energy needs in a responsible manner. Please visit www.calpine.com to learn more about how Calpine is creating power for a sustainable future.

Areas We Serve

Champion Energy Services is a top-tier retail electric provider (REP) and one of the largest REPs never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy provides customized electricity plans and highly responsive energy advisors for commercial, industrial and public sector customers in deregulated electric energy markets throughout the United States.


Executive Team


President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael Sullivan serves as President & Chief Executive Officer. Michael served as Chief Operating Officer for Champion Energy from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining Champion Energy, Michael spent five years at Reliant Energy. He was also a founding partner of Ambridge Energy, LLC which merged with Champion Energy in 2008. Michael's career began at Andersen Consulting. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University.


Vice President, Customer Operations

Alon Erlichman leads Champion Energy's Information Technology team which provides system infrastructure, application development, and business process optimization support to the organization. He is responsible for maintaining and expanding the company’s information technology platform to support growth, as well as introducing innovative technology to improve our customers' experience. Alon has 14 years of leadership experience in the retail electricity industry and previously oversaw Champion Energy's Customer Operations and Customer Care functions across all markets. Prior to joining Champion Energy in 2011, he held several roles at Reliant Energy, including market settlements, and customer operations. Alon's career began at Arthur Andersen in the Business Consulting practice after he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas in Austin.


Vice President, Finance Operations

Zach Deakins leads the Finance organization at Champion Energy with responsibility for all accounting, budget and forecasting, treasury and financial reporting. Zach is a certified public accountant with 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Previously Zach served as Director of Accounting at Champion Energy’s parent company Calpine Corporation, with responsibility for commercial derivative and hedging activities, margin reporting and analysis, and accounting controls. Before his time in industry, Zach worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP’s energy capital markets practice serving a variety of energy clients in both audit and consulting capacities. Zach holds a dual BBA in Accounting & Business Administration from Houston Baptist University.