Our Leadership

The real people behind the Ambyint solution.

Chief Executive Officer

Blake joined Ambyint in February 2020 after working in the energy sector for more than 20 years in senior strategy, finance, and communication roles. Before Ambyint he was a key member of the executive management team at EQT, the largest natural gas producer in North America. He spent the first 16 years of his career at Simmons & Company International. He holds a degree in Finance from the University of Texas and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Edwin Watson - Ambyint

Chief Financial Officer

Edwin has worked in the energy sector for more than 25 years including eight years in energy technology. Previously, he served in senior finance and operational leadership roles with energy service companies including Nabors Industries. Edwin started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Jesse Filipi - Ambyint

Director of Product Management

Jesse is formerly a petroleum engineer with Marathon Oil in production and reservoir engineering roles. He was the first field-based production engineer in the Eagle Ford and later managed nearly 1,000 wells in the company’s core play. He brings a track record of combining process improvement and finance experience with engineering fundamentals to add significant value in the field. He holds an MBA and MS in Materials Science from Rice University and a BS from McGill University.
Chris Robart - Ambyint

Chief Commercial Officer

Chris has worked in the oil and gas industry for nearly 15 years and has served as an investor and advisor to a range of oilfield services, equipment manufacturers, and oilfield technology startups. Chris was a co-founder of PacWest Consulting Partners and Digital H2O, oilfield data/research/software companies that were acquired by IHS and Genscape, respectively. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.
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Chief Operations Officer

David has more than 27 years of experience in enterprise software including more than 10 years in industrial control and oil and gas. During his career, he has held numerous product, services, marketing, and technology leadership positions, such as CMO and GM of Cybersecurity at PAS, VP of Marketing at FuelQuest, and COO at Consero Global Solutions. David holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business, as well as a BA in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University.
Ron Melnyk - Ambyint


Ron is the Managing Partner at Six Pines Capital, a boutique oilfield services, equipment, and technology banking and advisory firm. He is formerly the VP of Corporate Development & M&A at Dover Energy, where he led a series of acquisitions to grow the artificial lift business to over $1 billion. Prior to Dover, he was an executive with Oxy and Schlumberger.
Ryan Benoit - Ambyint

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan has worked in technology for over 15 years and has served in various technical roles where he advanced, mentored, and lead consulting, solution, and product development initiatives across a number of technology companies including Matrikon (acquired by Honeywell), Thoughtworks, NavNet, and Clarocity (formerly Zaio). He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Vice President of Business Development

Benjamin has worked in the energy industry for more than 15 years leading client engagement, business development, and driving impactful change within the technology and services spaces. He will help drive Ambyint's U.S., Canadian, and international growth strategies. Previously he was in leadership positions at Xerox, Oracle, and IBM, as well as establishing his own consulting practice working with clients such as Husky Energy.

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