Executive Team

Origami’s expert team sets us apart

Origami Energy is led by an experienced team of directors with a background in energy systems and technology, bringing specific skill sets that strengthen our business. Our executive team is supported by a wider team of experts who draw on their experience of physics, engineering, optimisation and machine learning to find new ways to maximise the value of assets consumption or generation patterns.

This expertise means we are often asked to contribute to industry policy by government departments such as BEIS and energy regulators such as OFGEM and are regularly asked to speak at high profile energy industry events.

Meet our Executive Team

Peter Bance – Chief Executive Officer

Peter sits on a number of public-private energy technology Boards (including ESC and ERP), has a history of successful fund raising, was CEO of an Aim-listed distributed generation company and has a PhD in physics from Oxford. This background contributes a strong business and commercial competence to Origami’s leadership team to match proven technical and entrepreneurial capabilities.

Steve Hirst – Chief Technology Officer

Steve is a digital technology leader with over 20 years’ experience delivering change in high performance, scalable and innovative online products and platforms. He has a software engineering background with a strong focus on the sustainable delivery of high quality software at pace. Steve’s previous experience includes leading Betfair.com software development teams through major architectural change, high growth and IPO and he was CTO through the competitive sale process of Alertme.com, eventually selling to British Gas for their ‘Hive’ service. Steve was also CTO for innovative online utility company, Ovo Energy. 

Günther Puffer – Value Delivery Director

Günther brings extensive experience from various senior positions he has held in the energy trading industry.  Most recently, he was responsible for the structuring, pricing and hedging of the Power Purchase Agreement portfolio of Statkraft UK Ltd. as their leading Portfolio Manager. He hedged the volume and price risks by actively trading UK Power in the long term wholesales and over-the-counter market. In his previous role, he and his team developed a battery optimisation platform.

Spencer Rigler – Commercial Director

Spencer has over 25 years of experience within the telecoms and energy sectors. Before joining Origami Energy, Spencer was CEO of Energy Analytics company ONZO and prior to that VP of Energy Management at Elster where he led an international team responsible for sales, consultancy and service operations. Spencer began his career in the energy industry at Yorkshire Electricity. Following this he held a number of senior leadership roles at Nokia, including Head of Global Service Sales, responsible for strategy, business development, sales and key customer relationships in markets across Europe and Africa.

Roxanna Zea – Chief Operating Officer

Roxanna brings more than 20 years of experience in business operations, partnerships, strategic planning and scaling businesses.  She has worked across the Technology and Telecoms industries, both within global corporations and heading up fast-growing new business. Roxanna has held various senior leadership roles at Google, and more recently has held executive roles at Tele2 Group and two-sided marketplace technology company, Rentify.  She has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from London Business School, is a Chartered Accountant, and is currently studying for a Masters​ ​in​ ​Executive​ ​Coaching at Ashridge.



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