Richard N. Azar II
Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director
Richard N. Azar II joined the Camber Energy Board of Directors as Chairman in August of 2016 and was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. He is an oil and gas industry executive with more than 30 years’ experience in exploration and production. Mr. Azar serves as President/Co-Founder of San Antonio-based Brittany Energy, LLC and Sezar Energy, LP, independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. From 2007-2009 and again from 2011-2016, he was a director with Petroflow Energy, Ltd./TexOakPetro Holdings, LLC., a private oil and gas company with operations in the Hunton dewatering resource play in Oklahoma. Since 1982, Mr. Azar’s companies have explored for, produced and operated over 1,000 wells in Central, South and West Texas and Central Oklahoma, including the development of the Hunton Dewatering Resource play in central Oklahoma.
Mr. Azar co-founded San Antonio Gas & Oil (SAGO), which in 1985 acquired Altex Resources, Inc., a leading oil and gas exploration company. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Azar has been instrumental in developing a Hunton Dewatering Resource play in central Oklahoma through his ownership/partnership in Altex Resources, Inc., which was sold to a Canadian Energy Trust in March 2006. Mr. Azar remains active in the exploration of the Hunton Resource with developing interests in the Permian San Andres. His diversified business interests encompass real estate development, restaurants, spirits industry and gaming. He currently serves as a Trustee for the San Antonio-based Texas Biomed Research Institute, has been on the Board of the Southwest Blood and Tissue Center, is an executive member of Chancellors Council for the University of Texas and remains an active philanthropist.
Mr. Azar received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin with distinguished military graduate honors.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Robert Schleizer was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. He has over 30 years of financial and operational experience serving private and public companies in financial and organizational structuring, crisis management, acquisitions and divestitures, and equity and debt financings across multiple industries.
He is a co-founder of BlackBriar Advisors, LLC, a business renewal and acceleration firm, where he has served as Managing Partner since 2010. Prior to BlackBriar, Mr. Schleizer provided restructuring and refinancing financial advisory services as a Managing Director for BBK and as a Partner at Tatum LLC.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University and is a Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor and Certified Turnaround Professional.