Our Mission Statement
Connect Energy Resources’ mission is to educate customers while navigating the ever-changing and complex energy markets. We locate the most favorable price, products and contract terms that best fit with our customer’s energy strategy. We’ve built long-term relationships by providing a superior experience for our customers, employees and partners.
About Connect Energy Resources
Our team has over 40 years combined experience in the energy procurement space serving small & medium commercial, large commercial & industrial, institutional and municipal customers. We operate in states that have approved the deregulation of energy supply. We know these markets so you can run your business.
Charles Daniels: President
Charles Daniels has been the President of Connect Energy Resources since March 2015. Prior to this he was the owner of a construction company and a small business consultancy. He also has experience as Chief Financial Officer and Operations Manager in industries as diverse as manufacturing, hospitality and finance.He has a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.
In 2017 he was honored to be awarded CFO of the Year by the Hartford Business Journal. Charles is active in workforce development, manufacturing industry groups, his church’s leadership, town government and is a youth mentor. Charles is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Continuous Improvement Champion. His primary duties at Connect Energy Resources are strategic planning, financial management and business analysis. Charles lives in Hebron, CT with his wife Amy and three children.
Mike Talbott: Vice President, Sales and Operations
Mike Talbott is a 12-year veteran of the deregulated energy industry serving commercial, industrial and municipal customers. Mike specializes in medium and large manufacturing, property management and non-profit organizations.Mike serves his customers by locating the most favorable electricity and natural gas supply products, terms and rates. As a Connect Energy Resources customer you’ll be provided with market intelligence reports, quarterly pricing alerts and annual budgets.
Our people and process will ensure security for your energy budget now and over the long term. While our pricing is always competitive, our strength is absolutely the personalized service we provide. Prior to Connect Energy Resources, Mike served as an Energy Procurement Account Manager for a global energy services firm. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and resides in West Hartford, Conn. with his wife and two daughters.
Mark Longhi: Vice President of Sales
Mark Longhi is Connect Energy Resources’ most experienced and knowledgeable team members with 19 years of industry experience. His steadfast approach to managing his customers energy budgets has led to a successfully consistent and reliable career. Mark’s energy intelligence and straight forward demeanor play a key role in establishing many decade long customer relationships.
Prior to Connect Energy Resources, Mark was a Senior Energy Consultant for a global energy services firm where her served for 15 years. Prior to his career in energy, Mark was a Professional Jai-Alai player for 15 years for Hartford (CT) Jai-Alai, Milford (CT) Jai-Alai and in Europe. Mark was raised and still resides in Agawam, Massachusetts.
Energy Procurement FAQs
What is energy procurement?
Energy procurement in its simplest form is the process of finding the best energy recommendation for your business. This solution takes into consideration your price, sustainability, renewables and the future needs of your business.
How do you procure energy?
To effectively provide a solution, we first chat with you to discuss your business, your current situation and your future energy needs in order to provide the most effective solution. Following on from this, we’ll assess and negotiate with a variety of different energy suppliers and providers, sourcing the ideal energy deal. This procurement can take anything between a day and seven days, depending on the exact needs of your business. After that, we will make a solid recommendation based not only on current market conditions, but also future requirements of your business.
Once this procurement process has taken place, we will continue to manage your energy during your contract based on what your business needs. That could include anything from legislative and compliance requirements, new meter installations and renewable energy opportunities.
Why do you need to procure your energy?
Whether you’re part of a large organization or you run a small business, finding ways to reduce your bottom line is very important. Energy procurement and comparison will help your business to find the very best price for your energy and ensure you’re not paying over the odds for your electricity, gas and water.
Connect Energy Resources LLC
P.O. Box 147
Amston, CT 06231