We created LightRock Consulting so that we could focus on the work we are passionate about. With every client engagement, we put our reputations on the line and are deeply committed to high quality and client service.


Managing Partner

With more than 15 years of change management experience, Jonathan has advised companies across a variety of industries, including multinational integrated energy, refining, oilfield services, utilities, waste management, and financial.

In 2007, Jonathan founded OilCM, a consulting firm focused on delivering change management services to the oil and gas companies.  In 2017, Jonathan partnered with Erin Abdelnour to rebrand OilCM as LightRock Consulting to represent the breadth of capabilities and industry expertise.

He was recognized in the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Who's Who in Energy.

Jonathan spent the early part of his career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and Bender Consulting.  Jonathan earned a bachelor's degree in communications and business from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan lives in Houston with his wife Susan and their two children.

Managing Partner

Erin has over 20 years of change management experience, specializing in change management strategy, communications, and leadership.  She has advised companies across various industries, including multinational integrated energy, chemicals, consumer goods, and commodity trading.

Erin worked as an independent consultant, led Hitachi Consulting’s regional change management practice, and spent the early part of her career at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.  She earned an MBA from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.  Erin is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston.

Erin lives in Houston with her husband Richard and their two children.

Managing Partner

Richard has over 20 years of business and IT consulting experience specializing in leading clients through strategic business transformations.  His expertise includes strategic planning, operational improvement, and program management.  He has advised clients across a variety of industries, including Oil Field Services, Utilities, Software, Hosting, Waste Management, Financial, Transportation, and Telecommunications.

Richard worked for Hitachi Consulting as a leader within the Oil & Gas Management Consulting practice, as well as the Sales Operations lead.  In the early part of his career, he worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting as a strategy consultant, and BSG Corporation as an IT consultant.

Richard earned an MBA from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Managing Partner & CFO

Susan is responsible for managing all financial and back office activities, including accounting, tax, and legal.  Susan has over 15 years of accounting and auditing experience, working in consulting, real estate, and chemicals.

Susan worked as an auditor with KPMG, and various accounting roles with Bender Consulting, HPI Real Estate Services & Investments, and Solvay America.  She earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University.