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Stephen Kass Bio

January 1, 2020

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Steve’s diverse professional career includes 14 years of service as a distinguished Naval Officer, a nuclear submarine design engineer, and work as a university administrator in addition to nearly 20 years of experience in the deregulated energy industry. His technical and project management background, combined with his strategic planning prowess and the ability to lead others, makes him a tremendous asset for 5.

Steve joined 5 in 2013, having known and worked with several of the founding partners for almost 20 years across three different companies. In his role as Vice President, Steve manages the client experience team while also overseeing many of the sales and marketing operations of the company related to CRM management and recruiting.

Prior to 5, Steve held various leadership positions in sales, marketing, and customer care for Constellation NewEnergy and Juice Energy. He also worked for General Dynamics as a systems design engineer for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia class attack submarine. While on active duty, Steve spent three years at sea as an operations and engineering officer on a destroyer, completed several overseas deployments and served as an operations officer for an airborne Special Operations unit. He also served as the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer for various Navy Reserve Units.

Stephen has a master’s degree in Systematic Theology from Seton Hall University, a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Rochester in New York. In addition to his work at 5, Steve is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Seton Hall University and serves his community as a member of his church’s parish council and as the Vice Chairman of the board for Chilton Medical Center in New Jersey.

Stephen’s Why: “As the energy industry has evolved, it has become complex. We want to be the guys that change the perception and reputation of this industry – in an honest way – that helps others and brings game-changing energy advice to businesses.”

Fun Fact: Steve is the lead guitar player for 5's internal band, N-CINCO.

 

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Founded in 2011, 5 comprises a team of energy innovators, commodity traders, analysts, engineers, and former energy supplier executives. Together, they serve a broad array of private and public sector clients throughout the United States and Mexico, providing strategic advice on energy-related matters including procurement, demand-side management, rate optimization, regulatory intervention, benchmarking, bill auditing, RFP management, sustainability planning services, renewable power, and distributed generation. With an eye on growth, 5 has initiated a number of strategic partnerships and acquisitions, including the 2019 acquisition of Luthin Associates. 5 has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for five consecutive years. The firm has also received numerous accolades and national awards for its corporate culture, leadership and innovation, including 5 consecutive years as a top 10 Best Company to Work for in Texas according to Texas Monthly Magazine.