The Peebler Group

The Peebler Group, founded by recognized business leader and strategist Bob Peebler, delivers agile, innovative, highly focused expertise to clients in both the Energy and Hospitality/Entertainment industries. 

Bob Peebler leverages his experience in energy-related technology management, marketing roles, and senior leadership positions – including nearly 20 years as CEO of three companies, one a start-up – to convey a deep understanding of what it takes to bring new concepts and technologies into the marketplace as well as manage organizations through growth, significant strategic challenges and change. 

Over the years, Bob has gained a reputation as a visionary, an innovator, and a highly effective leader, and most recently expanded The Peebler Group to include investing with a network of partners in early stage Technology, Hospitality and Entertainment businesses. In his usual manner, he looks for unique concepts that are highly differentiated with a strong management team, and not only invests, but also provides management consulting to the partner companies.  This approach has already helped produce two highly successful early stage restaurant brands, fulfilling his longtime passion for this industry.  The Peebler Group also helps originate new concepts that can include providing seed capital on a very selective basis where returns can be high compared to the norm.



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"With a broad knowledge of energy services and technology, Bob Peebler is well known and respected within the oil & gas industry. He has demonstrated his understanding of the key ingredients needed to build successful businesses and achieve sustainable growth. Whether it is a turnaround or a new growth opportunity, companies and investors who are looking for strategic advice related to oil field services and technology businesses would do well to consider Bob as a strategic consultant in helping them gain success."

"I have known and worked with Bob Peebler for nearly 25 years. I have seen him execute visionary strategies in a manner few people could replicate. He envisions future trends, knows how to pick the technology then turns it into a business. It is the last part that is unique and provides the greatest value-add. I have the highest respect for his integrity and ability to succeed."

"Bob Peebler's vision and instincts as to where technology is heading and to capitalize on those trends is highly regarded within the E&P world. He is highly respected by both E&P companies and the investor community for his ability to identify technologies and companies that represent true innovation and growth potential."

"Bob Peebler understand business at its core. No matter what the stage of the company or the industry served, Bob brings tremendous value and success. He is the only person that I know that can simultaneously be successful in the oil industry, technology start up world, and the restaurant business simultaneously. Bob worked closely with me and Lumedyne technologies from our earliest days and a boot-strap technology start up in 2009 through a successful $85 million acquisition in 2014. Over that time, Bob helped us manage difficult supply chain challenges, sustain complex strategic partner relationships and brought key players to the table, including the company that ultimately acquired Lumedyne. He stuck with Lumedyne through thick and thin and brings a solution minded approach and a proven track record of success. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with Bob Peebler and Lumedyne would not have been the success that it was without him."

"As a first time CEO, I found Bob to a phenomenal mentor. It sometimes felt like there was nothing Kaggle was going through that Bob hadn't experienced at some point in his career. He was a calming influence during difficult times and influenced my thinking on everything from key strategy decisions to thorny management issues. Bob was candid in his feedback, praising the things that deserved praise and pushing on areas where he thought we could improve. Also important, he's great fun to work with."

"There are few people in the world that can stand at the intersection of technology, management consulting, and energy, and claim expertise in all three. Bob Peebler is one of them. His intelligence, integrity, and good humor make him a superb advisor, and he has the imagination to take on the toughest challenges. I'd be hard pressed to recommend anyone better"

"Some executives are good at creating a compelling vision; some are good at translating visions into practical strategic moves; some can guide execution of plans really well. And some can accelerate growth in small companies and some know how to move large companies in new directions. As a consultant who has worked with senior leaders across scores of companies I know no one who is as strong as Bob in each and every one of these leadership dimensions."

"Bob Peebler has been at the cutting edge of technology in the energy industry. He has unique experience in leading start-ups, turnarounds and as a public company CEO and senior manager. Bob also finds time to give back to the community, such as when I was Mayor, he led an expert evaluation of the IT systems for Houston!"

“Our team first met Bob Peebler and his group when we presented our idea for a moveable restaurant targeted to small towns that are engaged in oil and gas shale plays.  It didn’t take him long to see the uniqueness of the idea and they moved fast to provide the start-up capital.  The Peebler Group has a unique set of skills – Bob and his team share an entrepreneur’s perspective, but also provide the financial resources and levelheaded management advice essential for early stage growth companies.   They are great partners as they can bring both capital and experience to the table to help the management team grow its business.”

“We have known Bob Peebler and The Peebler Group since the early days of launching Ruggles Green.  They have been the sole source of growth capital beyond our original start-up location.  The Peebler Group not only generates capital, but the financial partners have entrepreneurial backgrounds with significant experience in building businesses.  Their advice is practical and invaluable in the process of scaling-up our business.  Bob Peebler and his team are quick to recognize market trends and innovative concepts. Bob is also a high-integrity person and easy to work with.  We would immediately recommend The Peebler Group to anyone considering outside help in early stage financing and business consulting.”

“If business and project success could have an ‘essence,’ Bob Peebler would embody it. He can unwind complex projects and teams to create a clear path to positive financial and organizational outcomes. Bob does this by aligning teams and partners with the right positive objectives needed to accomplish their goals. Bob demonstrates an innate ability to read people, organize projects around their strengths (or locate the best people to fill gaps), and create the self-empowered energy required to move a project to success.”

“Leveraging his experience as a CEO and member of various Boards, Bob Peebler has successfully branched out into a wider range of corporate finance activities including deal origination, concept evaluation, early stage capital investing, and formation of investor groups.  For us, Bob has been instrumental in bringing together a cross-border investor group with sweat equity partners in a compelling, exciting and profitable business model within the hospitality industry.  That model has been applied to two separate restaurant chains in Texas (Ruggles Green and Red Dog Ice House), with Bob delivering keen leadership and solid returns.  Bob has proved a critically important asset to every stage of the investment and development of these two emerging franchises.”

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