Rusty BrazielPresident, RBN Energy, LLC
E. Russell (“Rusty”) Braziel is one of the most respected authorities in the field of energy markets. He is currently the president and chief executive officer of RBN Energy, which provides consulting and advisory services to all aspects of the energy industry, including the natural gas, crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids markets. He is also a member of the board of directors for Align Midstream Partners and the North American Energy Standards Board. Mr. Braziel is also the author of “The Domino Effect,” a bestselling book about understanding energy markets.
Mr. Braziel spent 20 years with Texaco (Chevron) as vice president of natural gas marketing and trading, and manager of NGL supply. Subsequently he was Vice President of Business Development for The Williams Companies.
In the 1990s Mr. Braziel founded and served as President and CEO of Altra Energy Technologies, a developer of energy trading software (now part of Intercontinental Exchange, or ICE). He was Vice President of Natural Gas Liquids Marketing and Operations for EOTT/Link Energy, LLC. Later he was co-owner and senior executive at Bentek Energy, an energy consultancy.
Mr. Braziel earned his bachelor’s degree in finance, as well as his MBA, from Stephen F. Austin State University.