Ambit Energy Leadership

Jere W. Thompson, Jr.

Jere Thompson, Jr.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Jere Thompson brings extensive experience in maximizing opportunities in deregulating markets to his role as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ambit Energy.

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Chris Chambless

Chris Chambless

Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer

As a marketing executive, Chris Chambless considers himself first and foremost an entrepreneur and storyteller. Over the last two decades, he has helped both start-ups and multibillion-dollar public companies create and deliver compelling storylines—ones that meaningfully connect with audiences to build a company’s brand and increase sales.

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John Burke

John Burke

Chief Information Officer

John Burke is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and one of the founding partners of Ambit Energy.  He is responsible for all system software development and support and oversees Ambit’s security and infrastructure systems.

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Laurie Rodriguez

Laurie Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer

Laurie Rodriguez is the Chief Financial Officer of Ambit Energy and has served in that capacity since 2011. She is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Finance Department, including Accounting, Tax, Revenue Assurance, Financial Planning and Analysis, Risk Management and Energy Trading, Billing and Transaction Management, Credit and Collections, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Human Resources, Fulfillment, and Facilities. In her 20+ year career, Laurie has served in a succession of finance leadership roles with various telecom companies including GTE/Verizon and Excel Communications. Immediately prior to joining Ambit, Laurie was the Chief Financial Officer at Matrix Telecom.

Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University in Kentucky. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and a Certified Management Accountant.