Robert Willen is the
President and one of the founders of Rio Brazos
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
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 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
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
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.
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.