In this installment of our Vendor Spotlight feature, we are excited to introduce our great friend and Energy Expert, Brian Rischmann! Brian is the NY Regional Sales Manager for @UGI Energy Services LLC. Meet Brian!
How long have you been in the business and how did you get started?
I started working with UGI Energy 8 years ago in the talent acquisition sector. I was then offered a position and hired 3 years ago to develop the NYC market in Natural Gas Supply.
Tell us about yourself.
At age 8, I enrolled in a martial arts academy. The following 15+ years I spent training with elite athletes in the martial arts industry from around the world. While in college, I started a small kickboxing school and it grew to 4 locations in my Jr year. After graduation, I went into the professional business world selling and brokering wireless cell towers around the country. As a hobby, I began to fly helicopters then grew my interest into owning and operating a small fleet of helicopters that provided flight training to new pilots and conducting Helicopter Tours around Philadelphia. A decade later, I now run the NY division of UGI Energy in Natural Gas supply.
What advice would you give to yourself if you were at the beginning of your career?
Find a mentor who you can trust and learn as much as possible in every segments of your business.
What do you find most hopeful in NY's real estate industry?
The shared common goal of improving the processes and streamlining the profitability curve on every real estate investment.
What do you find most concerning?
No concerns. Only challenges
If you were to do anything else, what would that be?
Absolutely nothing. I would choose this role again.
How do you think the business will be different in 10 years?
The Natural Gas industry is slowly evolving to utilize technology in streamlining efficiencies and improving the cost structure. As a new generation of employees are hired into the workforce, it will advance the industry.
What's your favorite quote?
“Travel into the heart of darkness, there you will find safety”
Tell us how your business helps landlords?
UGI Energy will save you money in Natural Gas. We are a Top Supplier of Natural gas into NY. We will provide you a lower cost OR make your existing supplier lower his price to keep your business.
What was your first job?
At age 9, I had a fruit and vegetable stand in my front yard. The farmers we worked with would drop off new produce daily. My friends helped deliver groceries to shoppers homes on their bicycles and made tips.
What do you find most rewarding about your career?
Uncovering new opportunities and helping to improve them.