Employee Spotlight: Robert

EDITOR’S NOTE: At Green Mountain Energy, we’re dedicated to changing the way power is made, and we’re fortunate to have employees who share our vision. Get a closer look at who’s helping accomplish our mission by reading our employee profiles.

robertNAME: Robert Elrod
OFFICE: Austin
TITLE: Manager, Product Operations
TIME ON THE MOUNTAIN: 13 years

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO THE MOUNTAIN?
I was working in a bakery while in college, and a friend who was the Help Desk manager asked if I would like a job working on the company website. 3 offices, 9 desks, 4 billing systems, 10+ supervisors later, and here we are…

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE GREEN MOUNTAIN MEMORY?
When I won the Debbie Fyffe award. It was a total surprise and an honor to be recognized.

WHAT’S THE MOST INTERESTING ASPECT OF YOUR DAY-TO-DAY?
I would say how many people I interact with on a daily basis. Operations provides reporting for C&I, Residential, and the East and we also support systems and user administration for multiple offices and call centers.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
I love the fact that I work for a company where I can say we are actually doing something that makes a difference for the community, the planet, and future generations. It’s what keeps me here.

SHARE SOME WORDS OF WISDOM:
Never be afraid to be yourself.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ROBERT:
Robert is one of my favorite people to work with. He is creative, immensely patient, and a great listener. Most folks don’t realize how many problems he solves before they ever can occur. His knowledge of the Texas energy market never fails to impress me. You can always count on him to present an angle you wouldn’t have thought of or bring up important issues you didn’t know existed. When Robert works on something, the job gets done. He’s so positive and dedicated, Robert makes Green Mountain a great place to be! – Liz Brown