Building a customer-centric energy company - Greg Jackson


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Greg is the founder and CEO at Octopus Energy After a short sojourn in the video game industry when he finished his GCSE’s Greg returned to university to do a degree in Economics. He landed his first professional role in the marketing department at Proctor & Gamble. When Greg started at P&G the concept of technology and marketing being closely entwined was very alien. But with the advent of the consumer-facing internet that all changed and the two disciplines began gelling together. Greg seized on the developing digital marketing industry by creating a product we’d now identify as a cloud-based Saas CRM. He was one of the first individuals in the world to produce a type of technology like this. The product was reasonably successful and let Greg sold it for a tidy profit. Selling this product gave Greg enough capital to build a big business in an area that really matters. Not long after he founded Octopus Energy. He started Octopus Energy because he is passionate about bringing fairer practices and better value to the people of Britain.

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