Richard N. Azar II
Chief Executive Officer, Secretary 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.
Robert W. Schleizer
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director
Robert Schleizer was appointed 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.
Donnie B. Seay
Mr. Seay, is a 60-year veteran of the oil and gas industry and a former partner of Altex Resources, which developed the Hunton Limestone Play and drilled the first horizontal well there in southeast Oklahoma. Mr. Seay is also a former president of Guaranty State Bank and the founder and Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank, both of New Braunfels, Texas.
Fred S. Zeidman
In December 2014, Mr. Zeidman was appointed as Chairman of Gordian Group LLC, a U.S. investment bank specializing in board level advice in complex, distressed or “story” financial matters. Mr. Zeidman currently serves as Director of External Affairs of MCNA Dental, lead Director of Straight Path Communications, Inc., Director REMA and Director Prosperity Bank in Houston. He was formerly Restructuring Officer of TransMeridian Exploration Inc. and Chief Bankruptcy Trustee of AremisSoft Corp.
Mr. Zeidman, Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council was appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002 and served in that position from 2002-2010. A prominent Houston based business and civic leader, Mr. Zeidman also is Chairman Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston and Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Texas Heart Institute. He is on the board of the Development Corp of Israel (Israel Bonds) and served on the Board of the National World War II Museum.
Over the course of his distinguished 50 year career, Mr. Zeidman has been involved in numerous high-profile workouts, restructurings and reorganizations. He was former CEO, President and Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a Houston-based provider where he was instrumental in the successful turnaround of the Company. He held the post of Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unibar Corporation, the largest domestic independent drilling fluids company, until its sale to Anchor Drilling Fluids in 1992.
Mr. Zeidman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University.