We are a team of specialists who enjoy building intelligent and customisable software to help businesses make better decisions and gain a competitive advantage. We pride ourselves on being innovative, client focused, and honest.
Carl is Managing Director at SavvyPlus. He has a track record in innovation and strategic leadership demonstrated over many years in a variety of roles and businesses.
As a co-founder of Creative Energy Solutions in 2003, the business set a new industry best-practice standard for large corporate consumers, primarily due to the innovative and sophisticated risk managed procurement products and energy accounting services. Carl led the Creative business to become Australia’s premier electricity consultant for large end-use clients. Acquired by the Scottish based M&C Energy Group in 2010 he was then appointed Head of Global Strategy covering operations in the UK, Europe, Asia and USA, up until Schneider Electric’s acquisition in 2012. Carl returned to the Australian business as Head of APAC Operations and then after more than 10 years, decided it was time for a change.
Carl joined the electricity market in 1995 and held many senior positions at Powercor. He led the trading group and was voted by the industry as Trader of the Year in 2001. At the point of sale to Origin Energy in 2001, Powercor’s wholesale electricity hedge book had a substantial favourable mark-to-market value. He remained trading manager at Origin Energy until the trading operation was transferred to Sydney in 2002. Carl then joined Loy Yang Power in a strategy role, until the commencement of Creative.
Prior to the electricity industry, Carl’s previous work history was in public transport. He was appointed as Research Manager at Melbourne Airport undertaking forecasting aeronautical revenue and aircraft activity, tracking airport passenger and visitor movements for infrastructure planning.
For a period of 14 years, Carl worked in Victorian country public transport and Melbourne metropolitan public transport. Appointed as a manager from a relatively young age, he led teams in market research, managing fares, business planning and revenue forecasting.
Innovation and leading strategically talented teams has been a specialty, and now it is a privilege to lead the talented SavvyPlus Consulting team.
Andrew is a mathematician and computer scientist with a passion for creating practical solutions to business problems and is Head of Applied Research at SavvyPlus.
Andrew cut his teeth consulting to energy market players and large corporates with Creative Energy Solutions (later M&C Energy) before taking on management of the market modelling group providing forecasting, risk measurement, strategy development, portfolio optimisation and other financial services to clients. More recently he ran a software development group at Schneider Electric developing systems for customer bill validation, data management, energy reporting and cost forecasting that are used by some of Australia’s largest corporations.
Andrew possesses a detailed knowledge of energy & financial markets along with technical skills in a range of data science disciplines including data analysis, mathematical and statistical modelling, visualisation, data design & warehousing, and computer programming. He is comfortable designing and implementing technically demanding systems and prides himself on producing real-world solutions; effective, reliable and robust. In his spare time Andrew enjoys coaching and playing soccer for Ashburton United Soccer Club.
James Cheong is Head of Systems Development at SavvyPlus. He comes from an Information Engineering background and has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Since completing his thesis, James has gathered more than 8 years’ experience in the Australian Energy market. He started the journey as an Energy Analyst at consultants Creative Energy Solutions and then as a Financial Forecasting Analyst at Australia’s largest gas and electricity retailer, AGL Energy.
He possesses strong analytical skills that include mathematical and statistical modelling, numerical optimisation and algorithm development. James has over 10 years of experience creating applications and algorithms in MATLAB and is a proficient user of SQL. He enjoys solving complex technical and numerical problems and creating software that make people’s lives easier. When he isn’t analysing data on a computer screen, James enjoys spending time with his young family, reading, and playing soccer.