Burton is led by partners who are leaders in the energy management and sustainability fields and are able to deliver all aspects of an energy management solution – with previous experience in electric utilities, natural gas, energy consulting, energy engineering, and risk management. We leverage our collective experiences for our client’s benefit. We have experience on the client side, utility side, manufacturer side, and consulting side – and have been responsible for building several of the major energy consulting practices in the country.
Brent Burton — Managing Partner
A 30-year energy industry veteran, Brent founded Burton Energy Group in 2001 to assist commercial businesses with their energy and water management needs. He started the company with a three month contract, working as the energy consultant for a large hospitality REIT.
Mark Breuker — Managing Partner
Mark brings 25 years of energy management experience to Burton Energy Group, providing leadership in the areas of sustainability, energy conservation and billing data management. He also supports the company’s energy procurement and risk management offerings.
Jason Hamby — Vice President of Operations and Technology
With more than 25 years in the energy sector, and more than 31 years in technology, Jason joined Burton Energy Group to assist in scaling out the rapidly growing business. Having worked in all segments of the power industry, from power generation (plant process monitoring and controls), distribution (SCADA and security), and energy retailers (billing), Jason has experience in many different aspects of the energy industry.
Kristen Murphy — Vice President of Energy Supply and Risk Management
Kristen has more than 15 years of industry experience and serves as the leader of Burton’s supply procurement and risk management team. Our clients look to Kristen to continue Burton’s track record of providing superior energy supply and risk management services that generate significant returns on reasonable investments. Kristen manages risk positions and designs hedge strategies for our clients.
Banks Quarles — Vice President of Finance
Banks has more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector, and more than 15 years in financial planning and analysis. He oversees the FP&A roles at Burton including forecasting, reporting, budgeting and pricing. He is also responsible for all accounting functions at the company. As Burton has continued to expand, Banks has played a key role in structuring systems and back office processes that have allowed Burton to grow seamlessly.
Jason Thompson — Vice President of Demand Side Programs
Jason has over 25 years of experience in the energy services industry. Over the course of his career, he has worked for both a large utility company and energy consulting companies, with a focus on helping clients optimize the performance of facilities through energy consulting and engineering services. Jason has directed energy-related projects and programs for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities throughout the United States and internationally, including two large projects in China.
He has extensive experience in providing retro-commissioning services, technical energy audits, project management, and engineering studies, including cogeneration and renewable energy projects. He also directed a multi-year comprehensive energy management program for a large portfolio of facilities that exceeded energy-saving goals and has successfully helped clients implement targeted demand response strategies. In his current role, Jason is responsible for developing energy solutions for clients, creating project budgets and scopes, managing key relationships, and leading the demand side team for Burton. Jason has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with High Honors from Georgia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. He is also registered as an ASHRAE certified Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and has presented at several technical conferences across the United States.