Adam BedardChief 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.
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
Senior Vice President
Partner and Member of the Board
Applied Hydrology Associates
Master of Business Administration - MBA
The Wharton School
Bachelor of Science - BS
University of Colorado Boulder
ExpertiseRaising Significant Capital
Building and growing teams