The Dallas Business Journal has honored Stream Energy Chief Financial Officer Renée Hornbaker as one of its 2014 Women in Business.
Asked what inspires her, Hornbaker told the Journal she loves a challenge. The mother of two has faced her fair share during more than 30 years in the accounting field.
“When I started in public accounting, there was only one other woman professional in the office—and she started 5 months before me,” Hornbaker said of her early career.
Hornbaker soon made the switch to corporate accounting, working her way up to senior positions at Flowserve Corp., Shared Technologies Inc., Deloitte & Touche and the Phelps Dodge Corp. As CFO at Stream Energy, Hornbaker heads up a finance operation that reported $867 million in revenue last year.
Stream Energy markets residential and commercial energy services through its wholly owned direct selling subsidiary, Ignite. Ignite Associates number more than 250,000 across six states and the District of Columbia.