Ashley Zumwalt serves as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Black Mountain in 2017, Ashley worked in several Lead Project Engineering roles at ExxonMobil and XTO Energy, managing drilling, completions, and planning aspects of international shale exploration in countries around the world, laying the groundwork for >$1B US capital deployment. Ashley has an entrepreneurial background, having developed business models and secured funding for companies in biotechnology, oil and gas, and educational software industries. Ashley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.