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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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