Gary Parke co-founded Breathe in 2010 and has 16 years’ experience establishing, developing and running enterprise-level, building automation and energy efficiency projects. Gary brings a track record as a former senior executive in the energy industry, with significant general management and commercial experience in the oil & gas and power generation & utilities sectors, gained in the UK and internationally.
Starting his career at Shell International supervising project engineering, Gary went on to head up Centrica’s International Business Development and serving as VP and General Manager of Direct Energy Business Services in Toronto (350-person team) where he grew revenue to $250m. After, he became CEO of Evolve Energy, a specialist company focused on energy efficiency and carbon reduction in large commercial buildings. Gary brings a proven track record in leading a diverse set of mergers and acquisitions ranging in size from £50 to £400m, project financing and complex commercial negotiations. He specialises in financeable business plans, new market entry strategies and building teams of highly qualified specialists.