New Staffing Announcement, Austin, Texas

Corner Capital is pleased to welcome Rob Thomas to the Business Development team at Corner Capital effective January 1, 2021. After 34 years of service with both Shell Oil Company and Motiva LLC, Rob recently retired from his position as Sales Manager in the Southeast U.S. Early in his career Rob served in numerous capacities in the field for Shell, responsible for petroleum product sales and managing retail districts from Louisiana to Florida to the Carolinas, as well as Delaware to Maine in the Northeast. Rob also held management positions in Shell’s Houston corporate office, including Manager, Credit Card Products and Services and Manager, Retail Supply and Logistics. Rob’s extensive experience and relationships throughout his career builds on Corner Capital’s Downstream Energy platform of providing in-depth transactional advice to all constituents in the sector.

“We are extremely excited to have Rob join our team,” commented Andy Weber, founder of Corner Capital. “We expect his intimate understanding of our changing industry and dynamics to be of great value to our clients. Rob will be able to assist them in successfully competing in this unique energy climate or finding creative opportunities for them to secure their financial futures”

“It is an exciting time to be joining Corner Capital Advisors.  A great opportunity for me to extend existing relationships and add new ones,” stated Rob Thomas. “CCA provides significant resources, experience and opportunities for energy businesses across the US and I am very pleased and proud to be joining them.”

Rob earned an undergraduate degree in Nautical Science & Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and subsequently spent several years working as a marine deck officer on cargo ships, offshore drilling rigs, and shipyard marine construction. Having become familiar with the energy sector through their family petroleum distribution business in New Mexico, Rob joined Shell Oil Company in 1986. Rob also earned an MBA from Florida State University.

Rob will be working out of his office in Inlet Beach, Florida, where he and his wife Lisa have resided since 2017.


Since 2006, Corner Capital provides financial and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs, operating companies, financial institutions, and investors in all segments of the Downstream Energy Industry and including Convenience Retailing and all multi-unit retail formats. For more information, please visit or contact P. A. Weber III (Andy) at 965-5510.