Christian Buchholz

Senior Energy Advisor



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Among the most experienced and accomplished energy advisors throughout upstate New York, Christian Buchholz has been setting the standard and raising the bar for the entire industry for several decades. Combining his knowledge of natural gas and electricity, both on the utility side and from a retail supplier’s point of view, Christian’s holistic approach to helping clients makes him a perfect fit with the team at 5.

Christian works alongside his clients to create and execute on energy cost control strategies that consider both current and futures market conditions along with the client’s individual goals and capabilities. With the team at 5 supporting Christian, his clients are continuing to turn their energy spend into a strategic advantage and a place for creative impact.

Christian started his career prior to the roll-out of deregulation with organizations like Agway Energy and continued to advance his knowledge after deregulation with his work at Enron, Iroquois Energy, Niagara Mohawk Energy Marketing, and Select Energy. As the industry continued to consolidate and mature, Christian was grateful to become an integral part of Hess Corporation, serving as a Senior Account Manager and continuing with that organization through several acquisitions. When Hess was purchased by Direct Energy then NRG, Christian became a Senior Business Development Manager where he continued to deliver multi-faceted value for his clients.

Christian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Le Moyne College.