Rodney Ownbey

Director, Commercial Business Advisory

(706) 217-7824

Rodney has essentially grown up in the petroleum business and been in it since childhood.  He “officially” began his petro-career in 1979 when he joined Ownbey Enterprises, Inc., his family’s fuel jobbership business on a full time basis.  Upon the death of his Father in 1985, Rodney took over leadership of the business as its president.    

Under his leadership, the diversified business grew to include branded store operations, branded and unbranded dealer supply, commercial fuels and lubricants distribution.  The company operated three card-lock facilities, and two bulk plants with its geographic footprint extending throughout Northwest Georgia from Atlanta into Southeast Tennessee and Chattanooga.

Over the years Rodney has been a familiar face throughout the petroleum industry serving as a board member and past president of the Chevron Texaco Petroleum Marketers Association and board member and former chairman of the Georgia Oilman’s Association.   

Since the successful divestiture of his business, Rodney has transitioned his petro-career to the areas of commercial fuels and lubricants business advisory services.  As part of the PetroActive team, his primary focus is devoted to imparting the knowledge and experience that he gained from both his long petro-career and more recently in the successful navigation of his business through the arduous divestiture process to help other marketers to improve their performance, profitability and overall business value.  Support services also include assistance with business analysis, assessments and valuations for buyers or financial institutions.

Rodney is married to the former Lisa Marks of San Francisco, CA. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their Grandchildren.