Chairman of the Board
Howard S. Jonas is the founder of Genie Energy and has served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors since it was spun off from IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) in October 2011. In addition, he has been a director of IDT Energy since June 2007. Mr. Jonas previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy from January 2014 until November 2017.
Mr. Jonas is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDT Corporation, and has served as its CEO most recently through December, 2013. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of CTM Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jonas previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDT Telecom from December 1999 to April 2008, as Co-Chairman since April 2008, and as a director of IDT Capital since September 2004. Mr. Jonas served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDT Entertainment from November 2004 until August 2006. Since August 2006, Mr. Jonas has been a director of Starz Media Holdings, LLC, Starz Media, LLC and Starz Foreign Holdings, LLC, each of which is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group since its inception in 1979. Mr. Jonas was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Net2Phone from October 2001 to October 2004, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Net2Phone from October 2004 to June 2006, and has served as the Chairman of Net2Phone since June 2006.
Mr. Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy; Chief Executive Officer of Genie Retail Energy
Michael Stein has served as Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy since November 2017 and as Chief Executive Officer of Genie Retail Energy, Inc. since May 2015. He also served as Genie’s Chief Operating Officer from March until November of 2017, as Executive Vice President of Genie from May 2014 to March 2017, and as Senior Vice President of Operations from January to May 2014.
In addition, Mr. Stein serves as Chief Executive Officer of Diversegy LLC and Executive Chairman of Retail Energy Holdings, the operating entity of Town Square Energy.
From July 2012 to January 2014, Mr. Stein was Senior Vice President of Business Development of IDT Telecom. From June 2007 to January 2009, Mr. Stein was an analyst at Belstar Investment Management.
Mr. Stein has also served as communal leader at the Riverdale Jewish Center in Bronx, New York. Mr. Stein is also a trustee of the Etzion Foundation and of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot. Mr. Stein received his B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University.
Chief Financial Officer
Avi Goldin has served as Chief Financial Officer of Genie since August 2011. He served as Vice President of Corporate Development of IDT Corporation from May 2009 through October 2011. Mr. Goldin originally joined IDT in January 2004 and held several positions within IDT and its affiliates before leaving in January 2008 to join CayComm Media Holdings, a telecommunications acquisition fund, where he served as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Goldin rejoined IDT in May 2009 as Vice President of Corporate Development.
Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Goldin served as an Investment Analyst at Dreman Value Management, a $7 billion asset management firm and an Associate in the Satellite Communications group at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Goldin holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business of New York University, a B.A. in Finance from the Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
President and COO of Genie Retail Energy
Alan Schwab is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Genie Retail Energy, Inc. Alan is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the companies’ retail energy businesses including sales, marketing, operations, regulatory, compliance and customer service. Before joining Genie Retail Energy, Alan excelled in a succession of senior operations positions at IDT beginning at IDT Telecom, which he joined in 1996. As SVP at IDT Telecom, Alan managed the routing, provisioning and switching translations for IDT’s global telecommunications network. Alan subsequently was named COO of IDT Capital, the division of IDT responsible for new business initiatives and incubation. In that capacity, he directed the development of over a dozen successful start-ups, including IDT Energy, one of the largest independent Retail Energy Providers (REPS) in the US. Alan holds an MBA from Barry University.