Connected. Agile. Engaged. Committed.

With our finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving Smart Grid, commodities and energy industries, and our eyes clearly focused on the future, we offer our clients a distinct and important advantage in identifying and recruiting the talent required to adapt and succeed in the face of change.


We believe in a holistic approach to recruitment, one that goes beyond identifying candidates who are well-suited to excel in their new role and embrace our clients’ corporate cultures. We find it equally important to help our clients stay ahead of developing market trends, anticipate competitive strategies, and capitalize on emerging opportunities. It is this “big picture” approach that has earned us the trust of industry leaders worldwide.


A. Cullen & Associates was founded in 2012 by veteran energy marketing and trading professionals. Leveraging over 50 years of collective experience, we’ve placed hundreds of candidates in front-, middle- and back-office roles as well as legal, credit and accounting positions at industry leaders in the global commodities markets.

In the same year, A. Cullen & Associates acquired SmartGridCareers.com, founded in 2009 to meet the growing demand for candidates with the hybrid skill set required by the incorporation of two-way communication technology into the power transmission and distribution infrastructure. The Company grew exponentially since its inception, and their recruiters bring a skill set that will enable us to serve the needs of the entire energy continuum, from commodities trading, risk management and marketing to energy delivery and consumer engagement.


As a highly specialized niche firm, we are uniquely qualified to identify and place the candidates who are best suited to build profitable teams in the Smart Grid, energy and commodities sectors. Backed by a keen understanding of legislative and regulatory change, industry business model evolution and human capital trends, we help our clients continually stay one step ahead of the competition.