Meet the Founder

Alex Cranberg

Alex Cranberg is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Aspect Management Corporation which manages the Aspect family of companies. The name Aspect was derived from Alex’s philosophy of embracing diverse and innovative approaches to solving problems and creating opportunities.  Aspect is now a respected and active global enterprise, which together with its partners, has invested over $1 billion dollars in exploration and production activities. Prior to founding the Aspect Group, Alex was as an operations and reservoir engineer for Houston Oil and Minerals Corp, later joining General Atlantic Partners, where he was responsible for its successful petroleum investments in the volatile 1980’s.

Alex was raised in Los Alamos, NM, Charlottesville, VA, and Austin, TX. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin in 1977 receiving a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He went on to earn his MBA from Stanford University in 1981. In 2011, Governor Rick Perry, appointed Cranberg to a six year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents where he also serves as Chairman of the Health Affairs Committee. He is also on the Board of the Texas Medical Center.

Alex is dedicated to and active in philanthropy. His philanthropic efforts are focused both on backing diversity and innovation in education (as Chairman of ACE Scholarship Foundation) and activism in a variety of public policy areas, including serving on the Board of Directors of The Leadership Program of the Rockies. He was named to the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mr. Cranberg also invests outside the Aspect Group. In 2006, Mr. Cranberg and one of Aspects founding shareholders, CWS, were part of an investor group that partnered with the principals of Quantum Energy Partners to create Quantum Resources, a private oil and gas company focused on acquiring, enhancing, producing and divesting long-lived, mature, onshore oil and gas properties in North America

Mr. Cranberg, CWS and other partners have invested over USD$1 billion in exploration and production activities and have established a solid operational and investment track record