Bret Kadison advises a variety of climate-related companies through his consultancy, Relentless Strategies, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Brazos Resources, a diversified Texas-based investment firm with energy, real estate, and other venture investments and currently serves on the Board of Advisors fro BlackCurrant, a hydrogen market platform. He previously served as COO / CFO at Arva Intelligence, a nature-based carbon market startup, and at Brazos, where he led energy their energy transition strategy.
Under President Obama, he served as Financial Market Development Lead at the US Department of Energy and as Policy Advisor at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, where he led efforts to establish secondary financial markets around renewable energy and energy efficiency and to bolster the competitiveness of US advanced energy exports. Before joining the Department of Energy, Bret advised foreign and domestic utilities on integrating energy efficiency and distributed renewable generation strategies into their business models, focusing on the built environment.
Bret holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business with a concentration in Economics and Strategic Management and a BBA from Emory University.