Meet the PointLogic Energy Team


Randy Rischard

Randy Rischard – President

Randy started his career in energy more than 25 years ago working first for Williams and then ONEOK. He was previously Vice President of Data and Analysis for Energy Central, where he built a line of interactive, integrated energy data and analysis products now owned by Penwell. Prior to that he was Co-Director of SNL Energy, a division of SNL Financial created with SNL's acquisition of Io Energy – an energy information company Randy founded and ran as President and CEO. Prior to Io Energy, Randy was Publisher of Financial Times Energy, a global energy information and analytics company acquired by Platts in 2001.

Luke Larsen

Luke Larsen – Vice President, Markets

Luke has been in the energy industry for more than 20 years. He began his career with an Omaha-based company called PSI Gas Marketing which would soon become Aquila Gas Marketing. Luke held various responsibilities throughout his tenured career with Aquila Gas as a Gas Pipeline Accountant, NGL Production Accountant, Eastern Operations Manager, Gulf Coast Marketer and eventually becoming Vice President of Eastern Region managing 100% of the physical and financial risk of the third largest marketing company in the country. After several successful years in the private sector, Luke joined PointLogic Energy, formerly LCI Energy Insight, in 2001.

Jack Weixel

Jack Weixel – Vice President, Analysis

Prior to joining PointLogic Energy, Jack was a director for Bentek Energy, managing its North American Natural Gas, European Gas, and GIS business units in addition to serving on the company’s Senior Leadership Team.  He previously led Bentek’s Client Services division along with the company’s Midcontinent and Canadian natural gas desks. Jack is also the architect and creator of Bentek’s original Energy Analytic reports including the Supply Demand, Power Burn and Industrial End Users daily report series. Before joining Bentek in 2006, Jack spent seven years as a senior energy regulatory consultant for the EOP Group, Inc. in Washington, DC. He holds a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University.

Charles Nevle

Charles Nevle – Vice President

Charles’s energy experience spans 18 years with a special emphasis on risk management, financial modeling, and fundamental market analysis. He’s held roles managing analytics with NiSource and Boardwalk Pipeline. Most recently, he was a member of Bentek Energy’s consulting group.

Brian Stephenson

Brian Stephenson – Vice President, Sales

Brian has 25 years of successful energy industry experience, primarily focused on the natural gas, power, NGL and crude oil commodity markets. Previously, Brian held the positions of Vice President, Sales for Wood Mackenzie Inc. and Director of Sales for Bentek Energy. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Client Services

Tina Hoang

Tina Hoang – Director, Client Services

Prior to joining PointLogic Energy, Tina was a successful Client Relationship Manager for Globalview Software and handled many large accounts, such as Citgo, Anadarko, and Chevron. Previously, as a Market Analyst with Thompson Reuters on the weather/natural gas team, Tina put to use her wide understanding of the commodity industry, even developing an ag weather dashboard that is still in use. Tina received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

Market Analysts

Warren Waite

Warren Waite – Manager, Energy Analysis

Warren joins PointLogic Energy with 14 years of energy experience focused on the physical natural gas markets throughout North America. Previously, Warren was Manager of North America Gas & Power Content for Bentek Energy and Platts where he managed the team who produced the content for numerous daily publications. Warren has also held various front office positions in Houston and Chicago with a handful of natural gas trading companies. Those roles focused on gas operations, trading, portfolio management and the valuation of transport, storage and asset management arrangements. Warren graduated from Texas Tech University and holds an Energy Risk Professional designation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Rob Applegate

Robert Applegate, PhD – Manager, Energy Analysis

Robert comes to PointLogic Energy from Bentek Energy, where he developed and implemented mathematical models to guide market decisions around natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America. In addition, he performed market analysis and forecasting for fundamental natural gas liquids markets. Prior to his work in the energy space, Robert served on the Board of Directors, scientific advisory boards, as principal investigator and directed research efforts for more than 10 start-up biotechnology companies. Robert completed a postdoctoral position at Los Alamos National Laboratory and holds a PhD in Applied Physics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Callie Kolbe

Callie Kolbe – Senior Analyst, Energy Analysis

Callie joins PointLogic Energy from Bentek Energy, where she provided in depth analysis to clients in the natural gas industry in North America. She produced daily content specifically for the natural gas markets in the Rockies and the Midwest. Prior to her work in the energy space, Callie served as an international policy analyst for General Electric in Washington, DC and worked with foreign governments on behalf of the company. Callie holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from Tufts University.

Alan Lammey

Alan Lammey – Senior Markets Analyst

Alan is a well-known U.S. energy markets analyst with more than 16 years of experience. Alan developed a keen interest for the energy commodity markets in the mid-1990’s, where he honed his analytical skills on the fundamental and technical aspects of the oil and natural gas markets (both physical and financial), as well as mastered various forms of risk management. He also has an extensive background in energy-focused weather forecasting. Alan has written thousands of natural gas market analysis reports and white papers that have been published in many renowned energy industry publications in the United States and around the world.

Data Analysts & News

Kevin Adler

Kevin Adler – Editorial Director

Kevin joined PointLogic Energy after leading the biofuels editorial team at OPIS, the parent company of PointLogic Energy. He began covering the energy industry in 1986, has launched publications and workshops, and won a national award for his analysis of passenger car fuel efficiency trends. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from Oberlin College and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Pete Staaf

Pete Staaf – Senior Project Manager

Pete has 12 years’ experience in energy market fundamentals, sales and account management and is responsible for coordinating product development for PointLogic Energy. He has held positions at Pace Global Energy Services in Fairfax, Virginia and SNL Energy in Charlottesville, Virginia focused on power market data analysis, business development and account management with an emphasis on the power, coal and natural gas industry. Pete received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2000 from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. 

Blanka Lieskovsky

Blanka Lieskovsky – Senior Energy Analyst

Blanka has over seven years’ experience in analyzing natural gas industry and energy markets. Prior to joining PointLogic Energy, she worked as an energy analyst for Bentek Energy in the Southeast and Northeast regional market groups. Blanka’s principal responsibilities are tracking and reporting on North American natural gas infrastructure. She holds a Master of Science from Komensky University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Annalisa Kraft

Annalisa Kraft – Senior Oil and Gas Reporter

Annalisa has been working for PointLogic Energy since May 2014 and has written more than 1,500 articles since then. She has also been a featured contributor to AOL DailyFinance, contributor to the Motley Fool and editor/contributor for among other publications. Before starting her career as a writer, she was a staff photojournalist at The Washington Post and the Cincinnati Enquirer and photographed for many Fortune 500 corporations and freelanced for Agence France-Presse on the White House rotation.

Brian Horton

Brian Horton – Energy Analyst

Brian has been working at PointLogic Energy since July 2014 when he started as a natural gas reporter before moving into his current title as energy analyst. Brian has an Associate of Arts in Journalism from Potomac State College of West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from West Virginia University.