Brad Mead is the President of Delta Capital Group, one of the largest New England investment banking firms dealing with companies doing less than $50 million in sales. Brad has extensive experience in executing corporate turnarounds and restructure and has served as board advisor or interim CFO for over 150 manufacturing and service companies. These activities have included taking over as CEO of a major ski resort in Idaho, taking a major brewery through bankruptcy, restructuring a Slovakian Bank, negotiation with Middle East governments for border security equipment and acting as an expert witness in numerous bankruptcies.
Additionally, Brad is a frequent speaker to many business organizations and is formerly an instructor for Lorman Educational Services for their Merger and Acquisitions Program. Brad is also an infrequent columnist for INC Magazine.
Brad founded Delta Capital Group in 1993 after selling his founding share of Baron Capital Group, a nationwide consulting and hospitality real estate firm he founded in 1984. Baron owned and/or operated 25 hotels, inns and restaurants and employed over 1,200 people.
Prior to Baron, Brad was Director of International Commercial Programs for the Grumman Aerospace Corporation in Bethpage, New York. He developed and packaged Grumman technologies for license and joint venture programs overseas; negotiated programs in 45 countries in technological areas ranging from satellite systems to mushroom packaging; and was the youngest program director in Grumman history to be invited to attend the Grumman Senior Management Development Program.
While at Grumman, Mr. Mead was also Chairman of the Export Trade Committee for the Renewable Energy Industry, an industry association board in Washington, DC. Through his activities with this industry, Mr. Mead was asked to serve on two Presidential Commissions as well as on the International Energy Administration (IEA) based in Paris. He assisted in negotiations, at the request of the Department of Energy, on six bilateral energy agreements in third world countries and testified before both Houses of Congress on eleven occasions regarding matters of trade and energy.
Brad is a graduate of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and lives with his wife and three children in Simsbury, Connecticut. His hobbies include mountaineering in every major mountain range in the world, skiing, sailing and hydroponic farming. He is a past commissioner of the Simsbury Zoning Board of Appeals, the Simsbury Planning Commission, and the Simsbury Charter Review. He is also the Scoutmaster for one of the largest Boy Scout Troops in the country and in 2013 was honored as one of the top 54 scoutmasters (out of 44,000) in America.