Our People

Meet the people behind People's Energy

David Pike – CEO & Co-Founder

I like to solve problems in inventive and original ways. My son often says, ‘Dad, that’s the wrong question’. I find the right question often changes the way I view a situation.

Key facts about me

  • I trained as an Engineer and have led international companies.
  • I have a dog called Albus Dumblepaw … yes! The name is from Harry Potter.
  • I am passionate about building a ‘business with a heart’, working in a socially responsible way that ensures customers are treated with respect.
  • My pet hate is hearing a call centre employee telling me: “The system says no!”
  • I have two masters degrees.
  • I use an inconsistent approach to spelling!
  • Customer focused
  • Entrepreneur
  • Patience
  • Leadership
  • Drive
  • Problem Solving
  • Speling

Karin Sode – Co-Founder and Chief People’s Officer

I am passionate about helping people to thrive, be it our amazing team, our partners (= customers), or anyone else we work with.

Key facts about me

  • I have worked within some of the UK’s most influential companies including Scottish Power, BP, Skyscanner, RBS, Diageo, Discovery Networks, and Sony Music.
  • I use my PhD in applied communication to establish innovative ways for our business to connect with customers.
  • I belong to more yoga and keep fit classes than I attend.
  • I have high levels of intuition and insight.
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills
  • Business Knowledge
  • Generosity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Drive
  • Ability To Resist Ice Cream

Kenny McIntosh –  Chief Financial Officer

I have a wide range of experience with particular strength in business organisation and strategy, gained through working for large corporates, investor-backed start-ups and rapid growth initiatives.

Key facts about me

  • I am a Chartered Management Accountant with a degree in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow.
  • To date I have spent my career in a diverse and interesting range of locations – Kazakhstan, USA, Scotland – and industries, including fast moving tech, salmon farming, sports & support services; in senior finance roles.
  • I enjoy playing a leadership role in developing and growing companies and believe strongly in business ethics and integrity.
  • Outside of work I am a musician and sports enthusiast and can boast a healthy collection of guitars, football tops and tennis racquets!
  • Discipline
  • -Entrepreneur
  • Common Sense
  • Leadership
  • Drive
  • Problem solving