Leadership Team

We’re A Results Driven Team

Deb Kryak

CEO

Deb Kryak

CEO

Deb Kryak, CEO of Gazelle since February 2020, was recruited to Gazelle in April 2019 as COO. Deb’s challenge by Gazelle’s Board was to streamline and optimize current operations and implement improvements in the strategic areas of safety, compliance, cost reduction, revenue enhancement, operational excellence and organizational effectiveness. Deb came to Gazelle with over 10 years of oil and gas transportation executive experience with JP Energy Partners and First River Energy, as well as 20 years of global petrochemical operations and business experience with Lyondell and LyondellBasell.

Maria Ojeda

CFO

Maria Ojeda

CFO

Maria Ojeda, CFO of Gazelle since June 2020, has been with Gazelle since May 2019 and was the Controller prior to being named CFO. Maria, with over 25 years of Controller experience in agriculture, legal and oil and gas industries, brought an immediate impact to the finance and accounting performance of Gazelle and took over HR, Purchasing and Compliance responsibilities in 2020. Maria possesses a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Loyola Marymount University, CA.

Brian Erquhart

VP Operations

Brian Erquhart

VP Operations

Brian Erquhart, VP Operations since March 2020, has been with Gazelle since 2006. He worked as a line haul manager with Central Transport and completed 2 years at Bakersfield College in Business Management before joining Gazelle. Brian was instrumental in leading the Gazelle Crude oil transportation growth. As Crude Oil Director of Operations, Brian operated a Gazelle fleet of over 150 crude oil trucks across California, the Rockies and mid-Continent. Brian has served as Director of Operations, Director of HSE, and managed the Dispatch and Human Resource functions for Gazelle in the past. As a respected leader for many years at Gazelle, he has strong relationships with our key customers and has been a critical leader in driving the cultural values of safety, honesty, and integrity throughout the company.