Viridian Energy President Recognized as Network Marketing Leader

Viridian Energy President, Meredith Berkich, has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Direct Selling by Direct Selling News.

Stamford, CT, March 20, 2014 --( Meredith Berkich Named One of Direct Selling’s Most Influential Women

The cover story of the March edition of Direct Selling News will feature Berkich and others “we believe exert enormous influence over the lives of millions of other women and their families by your leadership and vision,” according to John Fleming, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News.

Viridian Energy has been on the DSN Global 100 list of the world’s largest and most successful direct selling and network marketing companies for the past three years but this is the first time Viridian’s President has been honored by the magazine.

“It’s an enormous honor to be recognized by Direct Selling News,” said Berkich, “but the honor truly belongs to the people of Viridian – Generation V – who have worked so hard to spread the word that you can make a meaningful difference for the environment simply by choosing Viridian as your energy supplier.”

Viridian was founded in March 2009 with a unique and inspiring value proposition: Change the way customers see green energy and, by extension, change the industry itself. Under Berkich’s leadership, Viridian has built an industry-leading network of more than 20,000 independent sales Associates and has become an agent for change in the U.S. and worldwide with its global sustainability projects. “We’ve shown that renewable energy doesn't have to cost more, and we think everyone deserves more and more responsible choices,” says Berkich.

“Viridian is different in another way. While most companies in this profession are made up predominately of women, well over half of Viridian sales forces are men. Ours is a universal message that appeals to everyone,” Berkich says. “Which means, our influence touches anyone who wants not only to be part of significant change, but to actually BE the change.”

“We are so proud of Meredith and grateful for all she has done for this industry,” said Michael Fallquist, founder of Viridian Energy and CEO of Crius Energy. “She’s not just a force of nature, Meredith is a force for nature. She’s helping us create a world-class network marketing company and a web of caring ecologically-aware stewards who are making a positive impact on the environment. Her influence will only grow from here,” said Fallquist.

About Viridian Energy
Viridian Energy is a socially responsible retail energy supplier that provides greener electricity and clean-burning natural gas at affordable prices as well as solar power through an exclusive network marketing partnership with SolarCity. The company services commercial and residential electricity customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. with electricity derived from renewable sources, and natural gas customers in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Viridian is a member of the Crius Energy family of best-in-class energy brands.

About Crius Energy
Crius Energy LLC is a comprehensive energy solutions partner that provides electricity, natural gas and solar products to residential and commercial customers. Crius connects with energy customers through an innovative family-of-brands strategy and multi-channel marketing approach. This unique combination creates multiple access points to a broad suite of energy products and services that make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about their energy needs. With headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, Crius Energy serves more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
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