President & COO
Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes serves as the Co-Founder, President, and COO of Black Mountain’s international operations, including battery metals mining and international tight gas. She has raised and deployed ~US$100M. Prior to joining Black Mountain in 2017, Ashley worked in several Lead Project Engineering roles at ExxonMobil and XTO Energy, managing drilling, completions, and planning aspects of international shale exploration in countries around the world, laying the groundwork for >$1B US capital deployment. Ashley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ashley was recently highlighted as the featured honoree on the 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy list.