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Ed Fleming Joins Aventine Hill CFOs as Partner in Houston


Aventine Hill CFOs welcomes Ed Fleming as a CFO Partner in the Houston office. “Ed’s extensive global and domestic experience in E&P, oilfield services and manufacturing will benefit a wide range of our clients” said Beth Hair, President of Aventine Hill Partners. “We are very fortunate to have such an experienced individual as part of our team.”

Ed has over 30 years of diverse financial experience ranging from working in one of the world’s largest international integrated oil companies to a small three person start-up oil field services company. From this experience, Ed has developed proven leadership skills in complex and challenging situations using his unique combination of finance, accounting, strategic and operational expertise.

He began his career as an engineer and then, after obtaining an MBA, worked for a major automotive manufacturer as a product planner, combining his financial, accounting, engineering and marketing skills. Ed then accepted employment in the oil patch, working in various roles including: international accounting and finance management, mergers and acquisitions, asset divestitures, cost and working capital management, SOX/FCPA controls, treasury, strategic planning, raising capital (including an IPO on the NYSE), lean management, contract negotiations and business development. 

In addition to the United States and Canada, Ed has worked in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. More recently, Ed was the Finance Director for a major offshore drilling company responsible for a multi-billion dollar business unit based in Singapore where his responsibilities extended from the Middle East through Asia to Russia and Australia. Upon returning to the U.S.A., Ed was CFO for a start-up offshore drilling company involved in raising capital and responsible for developing and implementing all the finance and accounting activities. Ed also has recent experience with Implementation of SAP, policies and procedures implementation, SOX compliance, treasury and banking relationships.

Ed’s broad experience has given him the ability to see the big picture as well as the details to ensure achievement of a company’s goals.

He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Ed is also a CPA with membership in the AICPA, ACG, and FEI. 

Ed can be reached at or 713.580.9400 (office), 713.854.5559 (mobile).

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