Janie Jefferies-Freer is President for eSight Energy Inc., the US branch of the eSight Energy Group which is globally headquartered in Cambridge, UK. With the US HQ located in Schaumburg, IL (a Chicago suburb), eSight specializes in helping corporations manage and reduce energy use through the adoption of the eSight portfolio of products and services.
British by origin, Janie was involved in eSight Energy Ltd when it was a startup company, and was the UK company’s first employee! In this role, she was responsible for focusing on sales growth in the capacity of Sales Director; she oversaw eSight’s business and growth strategies in the UK and its initial expansion into the European market. Reporting on the UK board of Directors and a member of the UK’s ESTA (energy services trade organization), Janie was a regular on the contributory and speaker circuit in the UK’s energy sector until the end of 2008.
At the start of 2009, Janie relocated to Chicago, IL on a permanent basis to establish eSight Energy Inc. – the US arm of what is now the eSight Group of companies (with additional locations in Europe and Asia). Under Janie’s direction, the team has expanded and eSight Energy Inc. now services clients and partners across Pan-America.
Janie has over 15 years experience in the green and tech sectors. Under her guidance, eSight Energy Inc. was awarded the BABC award for Innovative Company of the Year in 2013. In 2015, eSight has recently been named as a global energy management leader in the Verdantix independent report for the second consecutive year.
In her free time, Janie plays piano and saxophone and sings in a choir. She is married and has a year old American born son.