Discount Power Announces Partnership with Mario Elie


Retail electricity provider engages former Houston Rockets champion to serve as brand ambassador

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Discount Power, a Volterra Energy Holdings, LLC company, today announced that Mario Elie, former Houston Rockets star and three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion, has been named the company’s first brand ambassador.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mario, and are confident his roots in the community and his NBA record will resonate with our customers,” said Neville Ravji, Chief Executive Officer of Discount Power. “Mario is the perfect fit to represent our brand and showcase our competitive rates, quality customer service and commitment to the community.”

Throughout the endorsement deal, Elie will make regular personal appearances serving as a spokesperson at community and charity initiatives in which the company is involved. He will also be featured on Discount Power’s marketing campaigns and promotions.

“Basketball brought me to Houston, and I developed a sincere appreciation for the city, the community and the businesses that not only supported the local teams, but provided services to improve the community,” said Elie. “Discount Power does just that. I look forward to being a brand ambassador for Discount Power, a respected veteran in the industry.”

About Mario Elie

Mario Elie is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and assistant coach, with more than 20 years with the NBA. Elie won three NBA Championships with Houston (1994 & 1995) and San Antonio (1999). In 1998, Elie was named to the Rockets 30-Year Team, making him one of the top ten players in club history. Elie retired from the league in 2001, and he began his coaching career in 2003. Elie worked as an assistant coach for multiple NBA teams, and also served as a pre- and post-game host for the Houston Rockets’ FOX Sports Network telecasts. Most recently, Elie was an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic during the 2015 – 2016 season.

About Discount Power

Discount Power is a retail electric provider based in Houston, Texas. Discount Power comprises industry experts with more than 75 years of experience in the energy industry. The team at Discount Power has been involved in all of the business elements of the energy market since the beginning of retail deregulation in Texas and has collectively served hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial customers. The company was ranked in the top 100 of Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” in 2016. For more information, visit Discount Power.