emhTrade is all about making electricity cheaper and cleaner
At emhTrade we have the industry experience and the technologies to deliver on our vision of a peer-to-peer energy environment where everyone benefits. Hard-nosed research, market tests and trial projects, coupled with strong working relationships with our partners, means we are delivering to that vision.
We believe that new technologies and existing energy infrastructures can not only co-exist, but that they can – and should – actively reinforce and support each other. Using innovative algorithms and technology stacks, emhTrade delivers efficiencies and value throughout the energy supply chain, providing advantages and benefits to all parties – regardless of the role they play.
Stu Innes, CEO and Co-Founder
Stu co-founded emhTrade in 2011 to exploit inefficiencies in the energy market, using sophisticated predictive modelling techniques to add value. He is heavily involved in the regulatory process in New Zealand and overseas, specifically with regards to wholesale market design. As well as belonging to a number of technical working groups, Stu was recently appointed to the Market Development Advisory Group, reporting to the NZ Electricity Authority on market design issues in New Zealand. Stu has over 10 years’ experience as a quantitative trader and analyst in electricity markets in New Zealand and abroad. Career highlights include stints managing cross-border power and gas trading between continental Europe and the UK, power and gas nominations on various European grids and spot markets, and optimisation of hydro and thermal assets through real-time spot market offers in New Zealand.
Matthew Harte, CTO and Co-Founder
emhTrade co-founder Matthew is driven by a passion to balance agility with control and quality. As CTO, Matthew leads the development of emhTrade’s technology stack including automated back-end processing, data architectures to support front office quantitative modelling and rapid iterative product development cycles.
Matthew’s background is in risk management and information systems. He has worked closely with various blue-chip investment banks, becoming a practitioner of open source development and collaborative networks that advance cross-industry technologies, frameworks and platforms.
Jamie Silk, Chief Commercial Officer
As commercial manager at emhTrade, Jamie works closely with clients to ensure the ideal match between our technologies and their business requirements. Jamie’s training as a chartered accountant (ICAEW, UK), coupled with 20 years commercial leadership – the last ten in the energy sector – ensures that he brings a well-balanced business view to all of our projects.
Jamie’s background includes commercial, product and R&D management roles from blue chip investment banking to start ups, with much of the last decade focused on new consumer technologies and electricity distribution businesses. He has participated in a number of New Zealand and international industry working groups and is currently a member of the Consumer Technologies Advisory Group to the Green Grid project.
Martin White, Chief Product Officer
Martin has 20 years of software development and leadership experience including working on product development for Trade Me. He loves bringing talented people together, harnessing their creativity, and focusing them on the needs of customers in order to create awesome products that make the world a better place!