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About us

Welcome to Piper Maddox. We are Renewable Energy recruitment specialists covering the Solar, Energy Storage, Grid Edge, E-Mobility, Wind & Energy Efficiency markets.

Our story

In 2015, Tom Glanfield (Founder of LHi Group) and Recruitment Manager Alex Cohen were all faced with a dilemma. Experienced in the world of Oil & Gas recruitment, they could all see the tide of change coming and, separately, without knowing yet of one another’s existence, they each had the same goal. They each wanted to create a new recruitment company which moved away from fossil fuels and focused purely on renewable energy, supporting companies in changing the world we live in by supplying them with their much needed talent.

However, there was a fundamental problem. Tom didn’t have the right people in place to lead such a business and Alex, already a successful leader, just didn’t have the right platform. Alex tried to expand the Renewable Energy offering for major O&G recruitment businesses but was disappointed by their lack of vision and commitment in this space. He soon realized that you can’t be committed to Renewable Energy whilst also serving the fossil fuel industry and therefore were looking for a business focused on the move in to the clean energy space. Through chance, Tom and Alex found each other and together they embarked on a journey to create a brand that they were passionate about, that they were proud to represent, a business that was making a positive impact on the world.

Now, a few years later we are five offices spread across USA and Europe with multiple leaders who are as passionate as the original members to leading the charge in clean energy. Dedicated to supporting companies that will be the biggest disruptors in the future state of our planet, Piper Maddox, through the sourcing and introduction of talent, are playing an influential role in the positive change in the way we power the world.

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  • 2021

    In 2021, ​we introduced Hydrogen as a new specialism in our global offering. Additionally, our Group company LHi won the following awards: 1 Best Recruitment Company to Work for in London, 1 Best Recruitment Company to Work for in UK and in the US we were certified as a 'Great Place to Work'.

  • 2020

    In 2020, we ranked within Forbes "America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms" list. We were the only recruitment firm dedicated exclusively to the Renewable Energy and Cleantech industries on the list!

  • 2015

    ​Piper Maddox was born from a desire to build an organisation that could positively impact the environment through providing talent to world-changing roles. Recognising the market was missing an exclusively clean energy recruitment agency, in 2015, our founder Tom laid the groundwork for years of market knowledge and long-lasting relationships with key companies and talent in the market.

  • 2016

    ​Piper Maddox in New York was launched in 2016 with Alex Cohen leading the charge. Focusing on Wind, Solar and Energy Storage this small team of under 10 consultants quickly became the first choice for clean energy recruitment.

  • 2018

    ​Following 2 years' of incredible growth in New York, the Austin Texas office officially opened in 2018, led by Michael Bott.

All-round renewable experts

We are proud to recruit the best talent in permanent and contract solutions for the renewable energy market.
Changing the world, one person at a time.

  • E-Mobility


    The future of mobility is transforming in the entire way people and goods travel from one place to another. This is driven by a series of converging technological and social trends. Over half of oil produced goes to fuel vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, which accounts for nearly o...
  • Sustainability


    Sustainability & ESG are two of the fastest growing segments in a world that has never been more conscious of its impact on the environment and the future we leave behind for our children. As companies at the largest scale race to find ways to reduce their environmental footprint today, the ...
  • Wind


    Wind energy is commonly held to be among the fastest, cheapest and largest scale ways to reduce carbon pollution today, and it’s proliferation is set to continue as technology ensures that costs continue to drop while efficiency increases. Traditionally wind power has been developed onshore in th...
  • Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency

    The prominent rise of information in the way that we use Energy has increased the need for us to become more Energy Efficient. Simply put if we decarbonise the energy system through the use of Renewable Sources, the way we use energy needs to be modernised. Through the use of Grid Edge technol...
  • Solar


    The Solar Industry is growing. There are now more people employed by the Solar Industry than in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Solar energy is all around us and we’re only just scratching the surface of its potential, companies around the world a...
  • Energy Storage

    Energy Storage

    The Energy Storage Sector is predicted to grow by over 700% in the next 5 years. The Storage of Energy will play a vital part in de-carbonizing the Energy Industry, and not only needs to be stable and reliable but also continually balance the Grid as and when the need arises. As the shift from tr...
  • Grid Edge

    Grid Edge

    Grid Edge comprises technologies, solutions and business models advancing the transition toward a decentralized, distributed and transactive electric grid. Grid edge hardware is the physical material you can touch: solar panels, advanced metering infrastructure, smart inverters, energy storage sy...
  • Hydrogen And Clean Fuels

    Hydrogen And Clean Fuels

    Hydrogen & Clean Fuels are the new frontier for Clean Energy – Hydrogen is one of the most versatile and useful natural resources available to driving a cleaner energy economy and de-carbonization. The possibilities of Hydrogen & other Clean Fuels are endless and their potential versatili...

A diverse planet, is a better planet.

As part of our Group company, LHi Group, we are committed to building and maintaining a planet which is better for everyone. This commitment knows no borders, obstacles or exceptions.

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New York

Our New York office is based on William Street, a stones throw from Wall Street, and a ten minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge. This central location gives us a great perspective of the city and surrounding area, and a launchpad onto the rest of New York and beyond.


A great central location in a great American city. Our residence in Austin puts us at the crossroads of the Seaholm District, Market District, Rainey Street Historic District and Downtown Austin. Never straying too far from water, we are also a short walk away to Colorado River cutting through the city.

Los Angeles

With great access to the rest of the city and nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, between Oakwood and Ocean Park, and a short walk straight down to Venice Beach, you can find our office tucked in amongst shops and restaurants on Lincoln Blvd.


Our downtown Miami office is the vibrant hub of our clean energy crusade, strategically placed amidst the sun-soaked streets to harness the city's endless renewable power potential and bright ideas!


Connecting the rest of the UK to the West, Bristol Temple Meads train station is a short ten minute walk to our Bristol residence, which is located alongside the River Avon in Central Bristol, amongst a handful of local, independent businesses and the well-known centre point of the city.


Under the gaze of St. Pauls cathedral, and a short walk from London Bridge, Blackfriars, Bank and Cannon Street stations, our London residence puts us in an extremely accessible location along the Thames, and a short walk into central London, north to Shoreditch and South to Bankside and Southbank.

Join our team. Make a difference

Visionaries step forward. We're always on the lookout for passionate individuals to join our team.

If you're interested in making a positive impact in the energy industry, step forward today.

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