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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 of Ambit Energy. He has over 15 years of leadership and consulting experience working in the electric utilities, telecommunications, financial services, venture capital and software development industries. John has held several leadership roles, including the COO of a billing application service provider, CIO of a major telecommunications company call center, and VP of Development for a retail financial transaction service provider.

John earned an MBA in Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University, where he graduated with Highest Honors. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has served as a representative on The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School’s Information Management Steering Committee.


Laurie Rodriguez

Laurie Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer

Laurie Rodriguez is the Chief Financial Officer of Ambit Energy. She is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Finance Department, including Accounting, Tax, Revenue Assurance, Planning & Analysis, Risk Management and Strategic Development. In her 20+ year career, Laurie has served in a succession of finance leadership roles. Immediately prior to joining Ambit, Laurie was with Matrix Telecom, Inc. for five years.  She joined Matrix in 2005 as the Vice President of Finance, and served as their Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through 2011.

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.