Management Team

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Michael A. Gilbert, II
Managing Partner

Michael’s strength as an energy management consultant lies in the breadth of his energy industry experience. Long before he helped his first client structure an energy management strategy, he learned the nuances of the complex industry from the inside out. From energy trading to wholesale origination and structuring, Michael’s experience brings value to Sable Power & Gas clients.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. He currently serves as a board member of Candlelighters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emotional, educational and practical support to children with cancer and their families.


Kristopher M. Culpepper
Managing Partner

Kris excels at quickly understanding the role energy plays in highly complex operations. For more than seven years, he has been structuring energy supply strategies that meet specific needs of commercial and industrial clients. His broad and extensive business experience provides knowledge and insight to clients seeking value-creation.

Before entering the energy sector, Kris excelled in the semiconductor industry by counseling OEM clients in the medical, telecommunications, industrial and digital editing industries on how best to evaluate, design and procure semiconductors. Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.


Les Owen
Managing Partner

Throughout his 32-year career in the energy sector, Les has based his actions on the two attributes that he feels matter the most in today’s business environment … trust and integrity.
He has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and managing transactions in both retail and wholesale electricity, natural gas and oil & gas exploration development. Les takes great pride in his reputation and his knowledge of working with commercial and industrial end-users, utilities, generators, pipelines and producers. This experience enables him to provide significant value to Sable’s clients.

Les holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and has always been active in youth sports and local charities.

“Trust is easy to talk about, but hard to create. We trust these guys.”