About The Z Firm
Poppi Z Melera is Managing Director of The Z Firm. Prior to founding her own business, Poppi worked in energy operations spanning multiple commodities including Natural Gas, Power, Coal, and Petroleum Products. Having supported trading and marketing from both the middle and back office perspectives, she has a strong understanding of trade floor structure and related processes. Poppi’s operational expertise was developed working at a combination of energy companies including merchant energy, investment banks, and pipelines. As a result, she has a strong understanding of the nuances of corporate culture.
In 2006, Poppi was scouted out and introduced to the recruiting industry where she held expanding leadership roles within the Energy Recruiting sector as a Director of Commodities Search. She developed and managed significant client relationships and lead recruitment efforts focusing on professionals in the front, middle, and back offices in the energy industry.
Poppi holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Marketing from the University of Houston. She is an active supporter of several professional energy groups including YPE (Young Professionals in Energy) NESA (National Energy Services Association) and Women in Business.