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ROBERT WILLEN
Robert Willen is the President and one of the founders of Rio Brazos Acquisitions, LLC.

Robert is responsible for the management and accounting of the company’s oil and gas interests and investments. He oversees all the company’s mineral and royalty acquisitions. He is involved in the negotiation and due diligence of all acquisitions and divestitures.

Robert has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry as a CPA and as a petroleum landman. Before forming Rio Brazos, Robert worked as an independent oil and gas consultant, for Jones Company, Ltd., an oil and gas exploration company and KPMG Peat Marwick in their audit department.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.


A.V. Jones, Jr.
A.V. Jones, Jr. has a 50+ year track record of seeding, investing in, and operating middle market businesses in a variety of industries, including oil and gas production, specialty manufacturing, funeral home facilities and operations, real estate, and water purification. Mr. Jones is a co-founder of Quantum Energy Partners, a group of energy private equity funds, which has closed five funds with over $6 billon in aggregate capital commitments. Prior to co-founding Quantum Energy Partners, Mr. Jones helped co-found several successful ventures, including EnerVest, Ltd., Globex Energy, Inc., JM Petroleum Corporation and Taurus Energy Corp. He has decades of experience as an owner and manager of his own Family's exploration and production companies, including Jones Company, Ltd., JHJ Exploration, Ltd. and Van Operating, Ltd. Mr. Jones is the former Chairman and Treasurer of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and a former President of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas association. He holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.



Don Fitzgibbons
Don Fitzgibbons is the chief financial officer of The Albany Group, and a certified public accountant. Mr. Fitzgibbons has served as chief financial officer for Jones Company, Ltd. and Van Operating Ltd. in addition to serving roles in risk management, human resources and tax/accounting advising. Mr. Fitzgibbons has over 25 years of experience in evaluating, negotiating, and initiating investments, and previously served as chairman on investment committees for foundations and endowments, in addition to serving on Limited Partner Advisory Committees for multiple private equity funds. Mr. Fitzgibbons holds a BBA in accounting from Abilene Christian University.


Jeffrey A. Jones
Mr. Jones graduated from West Texas State University with a BS in Geology in 1977. Since then he has been an employee and partner is several of Mr. A. V. Jones, Jr. and Family related businesses and exploration oriented companies. These include Jones Company, Ltd., JHJ Exploration Ltd., Van Operating, Ltd. (Exploration Manager) and Quantum Energy Partners.

Up until 1990 his career was primarily devoted to generating, managing and executing oil & gas exploration programs. In the 1990’s he became involved in private equity related investments that ultimately led to the formation of Quantum Energy in 1998. He currently serves Quantum as Director and member of their technical team.


Zach Jones

Zach Jones is a petroleum landman for Van Operating, Ltd. Zach has over 6 years of experience as a petroleum landman and title agent with the majority of his focus being in land acquisitions, negotiations, and divestitures. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Young Professionals in Energy, and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Zach holds a B.S. in Communications from Texas Christian University.




Rio Brazos Acquisitions, LLC
Robert Willen, President
216 Hill St
PO Box 2222
Albany, TX 76430
325-762-3354 office  •  325-260-1977 cell
robert@rbrazos.com 

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