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Leaders at Patriot Energy Group

Patriot Energy Group is devoted to be at the forefront of the energy industry. Our executive managers set high standards across the company and challenge every employee to reach new levels in excellence and become industry leading energy experts. Our management team consists of committed individuals whose experience and expertise allow them to lead the organization into success.
Louis Frate
President and Chief Executive Officer

Louis Frate serves as the co-founder, co-owner, and CEO of Patriot Energy Group, Inc., and is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership. Since co-founding Patriot Energy Group, Louis has grown the company, as its only President and CEO, into one of the top business energy management firms in the country, with more experience navigating the restructured marketplace than any other firm.

Louis brings a wealth of industry knowledge and over two decades of experience in sales and business development. Louis has extensive experience growing successful sales organizations in several regions of the United States, targeting small & medium commercial and industrial customers.

As a seasoned executive, he has personally designed some of the most innovative strategies today's volatile energy market has to offer. He is also one of the industries pioneers in developing the energy "broker" model of representing clients. Lou has opened several offices located throughout the northeast and elsewhere, with plans to keep growing.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts.

Jude Capachietti
Vice President of Finance

Jude Capachietti serves as Patriot Energy Group's Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for finance and accounting, and oversees the day-to-day management of all financial matters. Jude has developed a strong background with companies across multiple industries. He brings more than 20 years of financial experience to Patriot Energy Group, along with his extensive experience with internal controls.

Previously he served as MFS Institutional Advisors Divisional Controller for MFS Investment Management, a global investment manager (formerly known as Massachusetts Financial Services) in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to that he assumed the role of Assistant Corporate Controller at Art Technology Group, Inc., an internet technology company that specialized in ecommerce software and on-demand optimization applications.

Jude holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Boston University and earned his MBA in Accounting at Northeastern University's Graduate School of Business Administration.

Craig Wall
Director of Energy Services

Craig Wall, Director of Energy Services, is responsible for the strategy, training, implementation, and overall growth of the energy services provided through Patriot Energy Group. He is leading the company's solar, efficiency, and integrated solutions program development. In the five years prior to becoming Director of Energy Services, Craig managed Patriot's successful channel partner agency program, providing education, training, and assistance to support channel sales. In this role, he worked with clients to effectively manage their risk to volatile electricity and natural gas commodity markets.

Before joining Patriot Energy Group, Craig spent 6 years with Clear Channel Outdoor. He was responsible for the overall growth and direction of his customers marketing initiatives, brand image, and customer acquisition through outdoor and integrated advertising.

Craig Wall holds a bachelor's degree in finance and management from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona. He is also a founding board member of The Energy Professionals Association Northeast chapter and currently serves as the standards and compliance chair for Patriot.

Max Bowers
Regional Director of Sales

Max Bowers serves as Regional Director of Sales for Patriot Energy Group. He initially served as a Branch Manager for Patriot Energy Group's West Springfield office. Under Max's leadership, new business sales increased exponentially, earning West Springfield the Top Branch of the Year award in 2014. In 2015 Max was promoted to Director of Satellite Sales, in charge of managing all of Patriot Energy Group's remote branch offices serving Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Brunswick, ME; and Springfield, MA.

As a retired Senior Military Officer who served with distinction for over 20 years, and seasoned professional in private industry, his unique experiences have made him a welcome addition to Patriot Energy Group.

Matthew T. Kinney, Esq.
Senior Counsel

Matt Kinney has served as Patriot's Corporate Counsel since 2011.  In his capacity, he combines two of his passions—law and public policy—to advise  Patriot’s executives and staff on legal, regulatory, and business matters, including regulatory compliance and advocacy, transactional matters, intellectual property, and corporate governance, among others. He also is responsible for implementing internal corporate policies regarding regulatory compliance, assisting Patriot enter new markets, and dispute resolution. With over 15 years of experience in various legal and regulatory capacities in the energy and telecommunications industries, Matt provides both the technical knowledge and practical leadership to steer Patriot through the ever-changing landscape of state, provincial, and federal legal and regulatory requirements.

Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Syracuse University, his Master of Science in Education from Canisius College, and a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law. 

In order to stay apprised of this industry, our team regularly attends events to increase their education and experience.

Conferences that Patriot Energy Group Regularly Attends

  • KEMA - Executive Leadership Annual Conference on Competitive Energy
  • ISO-New England Conference: on Energy Solutions for New England
  • Restructuring Roundtable: Monthly Roundtable of Market Participants discussing latest issues facing energy producers distributors and users in New England
Community Involvement

In addition to outside conferences, Patriot Energy Group has been actively participating in community service and involvement activities. Some of these activities also include team-building to help our staff excel as a unit. Just a few of the activities Patriot has participated in include:

  • During the holiday season we collect toys and games for Toys for Tots
  • Contribute to multiple charities
  • Participate in the Courageous Challenge Charity Regatta in Charlestown, MA
  • Participate in the Playing for Parkinson's Tennis Event and Dinner

Awards and Achievements

The Doug Clifford Award Douglas Clifford was a dedicated employee of Patriot Energy Group in our Dallas, Texas office. In his time at Patriot Energy, Doug inspired those around him both professionally and personally. With his warm smile and shining personality, Doug was a pleasure to know, both as an employee, and as a friend. Tragically, Doug passed away in 2007 from an unfortunate accident. Patriot Energy Group honors Doug and his spirit annually by distributing the Doug Clifford award. This award honors an employee who, like Doug, went above and beyond expectations, and sets an example to those around him/her with achievement and excellence. We hope to keep Doug's spirit alive through this award for many years to come.

  • 2015 Recipient: Mike Breton - Marketing Specialist
  • 2014 Recipient: Carol Anne Watts - Senior Key Account Executive
  • 2013 Recipient: Melissa Ehrenthal - Executive Assistant
  • 2012 Recipient: Jared Blake - Senior Commercial Account Advisor
  • 2011 Recipient: Anthony Kasongo - IT Director/Property Manager
  • 2010 Recipient: Jesse Wooster - Senior Compliance & Markets Analyst
  • 2009 Recipient: Christina Lee - Operations & Accounting Analyst
  • 2008 Recipient: Shannon Gagne - Director of Operations & Accounting



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