Ambyint, the leader in AI-powered production and artificial lift optimization, has appointed Blake McLean to its executive leadership team as CFO. He is an oil and gas industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, and innovation.

Blake McLean
Blake McLean, chief financial officer, Ambyint (Photo: Business Wire)

McLean will oversee the overall financial strategy within Ambyint, helping the organization extend its suite of optimization solutions across all wells and artificial lift systems. His background includes 14 years at industry-leading energy investment bank Simmons & Company International and three years at independent natural gas producer EQT Corp., most recently as senior vice president of investor relations and strategy.

“Blake’s depth of knowledge in the oil and gas financial sector is an excellent addition to our team,” Alex Robart, CEO of Ambyint, said. “During this time of rapid growth, it’s essential that we have industry veterans who can play a central role in driving our market expansion strategy and ultimately allow customers to increase margins through production optimization. I have no doubt that Blake will provide a strong hand in helping Ambyint continue its upward trajectory.”

Earlier this month, Ambyint announced it secured a $15 million Series B funding round led by Cottonwood Venture Partners with additional investment from Mercury Fund and Ambyint’s management team.