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    Adam Bedard
    Adam Bedard
    Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

    Adam Bedard

    Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

    Adam is Validere’s Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer. In his role, he drives strategic initiatives, oversees corporate development, including M&A, develops key partnerships, and accelerates growth.

    Adam has more than 25 years of leadership in energy and technology, with deep knowledge of energy infrastructure operations, markets, and carbon strategies. Prior to joining Validere, he held the role of Strategic Accounts at Palantir Technologies, a leading big data and AI technology company.

    Additionally, Adam is the former co-founder and CEO of ARB Midstream, the largest privately held Denver-based midstream company, operating over 1,500 miles of pipeline and 2 million barrels of storage throughout the inland corridor of North America. For his exceptional leadership in growing ARB Midstream, Adam was recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year Mountain Desert Region by Ernst & Young in 2020.

    Beginning his career as an environmental engineer focused on unconventional energy development, Adam has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School. He also previously served as the VP of Strategy for a publicly traded midstream MLP, which completed $2.5 billion in acquisitions over a two-year period.

    Credentials

    Strategic Accounts 
    Palantir Technologies

    Co-Founder & CEO 
    ARB Midstream, LLC 

    Chairman of the Board 
    ARB Midstream, LLC

    Vice President - Strategic Planning and Market Analysis
    NGL Energy Partners LP 

    Member of PA’s Management Group, Energy Capital Markets 
    PA Consulting Group 

    Senior Director - Energy Analysis 
    BENTEK Energy 

    Senior Vice President 
    Northwest Corporation 

    Partner and Member of the Board 
    Northwest Corporation 

    Civil Engineer 
    Applied Hydrology Associates 

    Master of Business Administration - MBA 
    The Wharton School 

    Bachelor of Science - BS 
    University of Colorado Boulder

    Expertise

    Raising Significant Capital 
    Business Strategy 
    Building and growing teams 

    Written

    Wall Street Journal  | After Years of Decline, U.S. Oil Imports Rise | type of press interview

    The Greeley Tribune | Energy Pipeline: Executive Profile | type of press interview

    Barron’s  |  U.S. Resisting Oil Prices | type of press interview

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