Diversegy’s founding partners have built some of the country’s foremost energy companies in recent times.

In addition, Diversegy’s executive leadership team represents more than 100 years of combined energy experience. This unique blend of energy talent and authority, combined with a wealth of knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives enhances Diversegy’s standing in the market and assures your energy procurement is in the best hands.


Howard S. Jonas, Chairman

Howard S. Jonas is the founder of Genie Energy and has served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors since it was spun off from IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) in October, 2011.  Mr. Jonas has served as Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy since January, 2014.

Mr. Jonas is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDT Corporation, and has served as its CEO most recently through December, 2013.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of CTM Media Holdings, Inc.  Mr. Jonas previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDT Telecom from December 1999 to April 2008, as Co-Chairman since April 2008, and as a director of IDT Capital since September 2004.  Mr. Jonas served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDT Entertainment from November 2004 until August 2006. Since August 2006, Mr. Jonas has been a director of Starz Media Holdings, LLC, Starz Media, LLC and Starz Foreign Holdings, LLC, each of which is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

In addition, Mr. Jonas has been a director of IDT Energy since June 2007 and a director of American Shale Oil Corporation since January 2008. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group since its inception in 1979. Mr. Jonas was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Net2Phone from October 2001 to October 2004, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Net2Phone from October 2004 to June 2006, and has served as the Chairman of Net2Phone since June 2006.

Mr. Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.


Michael Stein, CEO

In addition to serving as Executive Vice President of Operations for Genie Energy since May 2014, Michael serves as CEO of Diversegy. Prior to serving as Executive Vice President, he was Senior Vice President of Operations. From July 2012 to January 2014, Mr. Stein was Senior Vice President of Business Development of IDT Telecom.

Previously, Mr. Stein worked as a spiritual leader of the largest synagogue in Bronx, NY and in the Financial sector at Belstar Investment Management.  Mr. Stein is also a trustee of the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Etzion Foundation. Mr. Stein received his BA in Psychology from Yeshiva University and is currently studying accounting in NYU Graduate School.