Prior to assuming the CEO role at PayGo Jeff successfully executed multiple senior leadership roles in smart grid and electric and gas utility services. He most recently served as Co-CEO of cellular device manufacturer Nighthawk. He was President of First Choice Power in Texas, and as SVP of TXU Energy, he helped lead Texas deregulation. Jeff was also Sr. Vice President for natural gas provider Enserch Energy.
Founder and President
Ron founded PayGo in 2006 and is an engineer and serial entrepreneur. His vision for an integrated payments and billing solution for advanced metering infrastructure was both ahead of its time and comprehensive in nature. Before PayGo, Ron founded Utiliread Software, which was sold to Ista Group in 2001. Ron has run engineering groups, managed utilities, and is an expert in deregulated and regulated markets.
CMO and EVP
Industry leader David Elve has a history of making companies more relevant and more successful. Prior to joining PayGo in early 2012, Dave served as the inaugural President of the Smart Meter Manufacturers Association of America. Dave was named one of The 15 Most Influential People in Energy in 2011 and previously served in executive roles for Landis+Gyr, Black & Veatch, Atos Origin, and Schlumberger.
Jody joined PayGo in 2007 and is the lead architect of the PayGo solution. He served in previous software design leadership positions with Electrum Corp, Club Car Inc. and I.C.E. Automation. He also served as a military policeman for the United States Air Force in Korea.
Jim has served as CFO for PayGo since 2009, and served in a similar role at predecessor Utiliread, Inc. Early in his career Jim served both as CFO for Sloan Paper, and was a Partner in the Accounting firm BDO Seidman.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in accounting.
Gary joined PayGo in 2009 and brings over 30 years of utility, technology, governance, and general legal and business experience to his role. At PNM Resources (Albuquerque NM, Fort Worth, TX), Gary represented integrated New Mexico electric and gas utilities, a Texas electric utility, an affiliated retail electric provider, and a power generation company in state and federal regulatory proceedings and litigation in state and federal court. He also represented the Companies before FERC and state administrative agencies. Gary is a member of the Bar in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. He earned his JD from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law.