John D. Elder
President, Chief Executive Officer
John D. Elder has been leading successful businesses since he was in high school, when he established a roofing business that became a multi-million dollar enterprise. He went on to develop and serve as President of The Resource Alliance Group: a non-profit that helped displaced energy executives launch their own business ventures. His eye for emerging opportunities allowed him to create new businesses because of the strategic planning and financing that his organization provided for early-stage entrepreneurs. His company enjoyed rapid success and was rolled into the Houston Technology Center’s energy practice. However, during his assessment of new businesses he saw an opportunity in the newly deregulated energy market in Texas and launched Acclaim Energy.
From the company’s early-stage development, to the creation of its strategic energy management value proposition, John has helped lead Acclaim through a consistent process of creating valuable change, improving technology, and consistently introducing new products and services to meet the needs of the ever-changing energy market. Today, Acclaim serves as energy advisors for Hospitals, Cities, Universities, C&I customers and government entities across Mexico and the United States. His commitment to create value extends to everyone he does business with and is evident in the company’s 97% customer retention rate.
Today, Acclaim helps organizations develop customized solutions to manage energy strategically, mitigate risk and use renewables effectively to lower costs and emissions. His ability to see new opportunities allows his team to help others extend their knowledge and drive material advantages throughout the entire energy value chain.