Mr. Cole is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Five Point Energy. Prior to Five Point, Mr. Cole served as an exclusive contractor for ENSTOR, responsible for the origination, development and execution of new commercial sales for over 100 Bcf of natural gas storage across North America. Mr. Cole’s responsibilities also included the origination, evaluation, execution and oversight of the strategic and business development of ENSTOR’s facilities, as well as the start-up of EO Resources, a brine water sales company in the Permian Basin.
Prior to ENSTOR, Mr. Cole held various senior management positions at Sonat Energy Services, a division of Sonat Inc., within Trading, Origination, and Storage Management. Additionally, Mr. Cole served as Director of Business Development, where he led the strategic development and mergers and acquisitions for the Company’s natural gas and field services business units, and Director of Producer Services, where he managed multiple midstream field services offices responsible for all onshore Sonat E&P (now EP Energy) gathering and processing.
Before joining Sonat, Mr. Cole served as the Director of Natural Gas Marketing and Transportation at Tejas Power Corporation, the industry pioneer for integrated storage and gas supply solutions. At TPC, Mr. Cole was responsible for trading, origination, marketing and end-user sales. During Mr. Cole’s tenure at TPC, TPC introduced the concept of integrated market hubs to the natural gas sector, which served as one of the building blocks for the development of the deregulated natural gas transportation, distribution and marketing industry.
Before joining TPC Corp, Mr. Cole served in various roles at Kerr-McGee Corporation (now Anadarko) including Engineering, Partner Relations and Gas Control.
Mr. Cole is a board member of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, and a past board member of the National Energy Services Association. Mr. Cole holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Houston.