Who We Are

Our experienced, creative management team is responsible for record-level investments, successful acquisition and proven development.

Steven Roitman

Steven Roitman, Chairman and CEO focuses on the strategic direction of the company, investment policy, financing activities and the identification of attractive assets for acquisition. He entered the energy industry in 1980 working for Petro Lewis. Roitman earned his Bachelor of Finance degree in Business from the University of Denver.

David Roitman

David Roitman, Chief Operating Officer, has been with the company since 1990 when he was hired as a production analyst subsequently holding a number of essential positions. He currently oversees accounting, corporate controls and tax management.  He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.

William Mills II

William Mills, Vice President, Land, negotiates acquisitions, mineral rights and business agreements along with managing rights and/or obligations of BWAB’s investments.  He joined BWAB in 1981 after working for Texaco, Inc.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas University in 1969 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University in 1973.

Kathleen Cernohous

Kathleen Cernohous, Accounts Payable, joined BWAB in 2013, relocating to Denver from Wichita.  Experienced in organizational and fiscal management, and fully accountable for projects and timelines, she is responsible for revenue accounting, regulatory filings, human resources and employee benefits. She earned her Associate in Business Degree from the American Institute of Business.

Ryan Ball

Ryan Ball, Petroleum Engineer, handles reservoir analysis, reserves determination, valuation analysis and financial modeling.  He joined BWAB in 2016 after working for Chesapeake Energy & Schmidt Engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Kansas.

Helen Sayers

Helen Sayers is BWAB’s Revenue Accountant, in charge of entering oil & gas revenue checks and maintaining virtual document storage.  She made the move to Colorado to join the firm as the accountant in 2000 after a 27-year career working for the private medical practice owned and operated by Steven and David Roitman’s father in Pennsylvania. She attended The University of Pennsylvania.