Our Team

We are oil and gas operators who decided to build a solution to manage modern challenges in the field.

Our Team

We are oil and gas operators who decided to build a solution to manage modern challenges in the field.

Leadership Team

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Brandon Ambrose

CEO and Founder

As CEO of EZ Ops software, Brandon helps oil and gas operations teams to focus on the top priorities for action to produce the cleanest and most profitable hydrocarbons in the world. Brandon has been in oil field operations for over 15 years and is a serial entrepreneur. 

Before founding EZ Ops, Brandon founded the field operations management company Reliance Production Optimization, and the aviation company Reliance Aviation which runs a small fleet of helicopters servicing the oil field. He was an Area Foreman to a large exploration and development company before setting out on his own.

Brandon has a flair for finding efficiency in complex processes which started when he was 12 and selling honey from his own bees. Today, those skills translate into tens of millions of dollars in savings for oil and gas customers.

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Nic Lefebvre

Chief Product Officer and Co-founder

As the Chief Product Officer, Nic leads EZ Ops rapidly growing technical team of software developers, data scientists, usability, graphics and visualization teams.

Nic and his team bring industry-leading machine learning and AI, data analytics and geospatial technology to the EZ Ops operations intelligence platform to equip producers to reliably meet or exceed production and environmental goals.

Nic is an experienced software engineer and full stack developer with extensive experience in the oil patch. As one of the co-founders of EZ Ops, Nic has applied his technical expertise to architect and build EZ Ops from the very beginning, resulting in the industry’s most advanced SaaS based operations platform.

Jill Viccars, EZ Ops Chief Innovation Officer

Jill Viccars

Chief Innovation Officer

As Chief Innovation Officer, Jill is responsible for guiding what’s built in the EZ Ops operations platform. Prior to uniting with EZ Ops, Jill founded Drift Technological Solutions, to provide E&P companies a fluid management application that deliver data-driven guidance to optimize truck routing and scheduling. The sophisticated optimization algorithms at the core of Drift are now utilized in EZ Ops.

Prior to leading software teams, Jill spent over a decade as an environmental professional with large oil and gas companies where she was recognized as an innovator and a collaborator with a knack for bringing people together to “get it done”. She believes that the energy industry is ready to operate better –  and is dedicated to drawing on data and empowering workers to help companies to realize a higher yield for each barrel of product produced, and do it clean and safely.

Lisa Mercer, EZ Ops Chief of Revenue

Lisa Mercer

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Lisa ensures that EZ Ops sales, marketing and customer excellence teams have a clear customer-centric growth focus and discipline in how they operate and achieve goals. She is also responsible for financial and administrative oversight at EZ Ops, mapping the resources needed to scale. 

Previous to joining EZ Ops, Lisa was the Director of Finance & Privacy Officer at PAYLOAD Technologies. She holds a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advanced Diploma in management accounting which has been World Education Services assessed as a bachelor’s degree. Lisa’s not-for-profit sector experience has solidified her in-depth knowledge of corporate governance. 

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Patrick Herren

Director of Customer Experience

Pat leads our on-boarding and training team, providing responsive helpful service that has earned EZ Ops a 100% adoption track record in the field.

Pat and his team work directly with operations teams to ensure operators get value from EZ Ops – from training, setup, configuration and being the first contact for clients.

Pat has extensive experience working in the oil patch as a production operator. He is an excellent lead trainer who connects with field clients because he knows firsthand the demands of the job. He has a talent for patiently communicating with operators of all experience levels.