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.
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.
James G. Miller
Mr. Miller is a retired corporate executive, having served as president and CEO of several energy companies. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of companies listed on NYSE, NASDAQ and the Australian Stock Exchange. From 2009 until 2016, Mr. Miller served as a Director of Guardian 8 Holdings. From December 31, 2010 through March 2018, he was a Director of Enerjex Resources, In. (NYSE American), an oil and gas exploration and production company, and chaired the Audit Committee. In March, 2018 Enerjex executed a merger which concluded his Board service. He also served on the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy, Missouri Chapter, for 16 years and is a past Board Chair.
Mr. Miller holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.