Halabieh is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Masters of Mathematics in Computer Science. Prior to that, he received an Honors Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from McMaster University in Canada. In 2006, Halabieh joined Direct Energy for their Information Services Leadership Development Program. This is a unique two-year rotational program that has given him the opportunity to work on several IT projects across different business units in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Halabieh is currently IS Manager at Direct Energy's Upstream and Trading business unit in Houston, leading activities within the Power Asset Optimization and 24 Hour Trading Desk areas.