Craig Brede Managing Partner
Craig joined Lincoln Energy Partners as a Managing Partner in 2018 to focus on the firm’s finances and operations. He oversees financing the company’s asset acquisitions through equity and debt capital raising, as well as managing the high-level operations of Lincoln. Prior to joining Lincoln, Craig was a Managing Director at Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment manager from 2014 through 2018. During his final year at Black Creek, Craig served as the President of Black Creek Capital Markets, the firm’s broker/dealer and capital raising arm, which employed approximately 65 sales and marketing professionals and raised over $1bn per year from retail and institutional investors. Prior to that, he served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of Black Creek’s U.S. business and he worked in product development, at which time he created Black Creek’s first energy-focused investment product. Prior to joining Black Creek Group, Craig was a Vice President in the Securities Division of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in New York. There, he was responsible for the sale of structured investments to retail investors through regional, independent, and bank broker-dealers. Prior to that, Craig worked in both sales and trading of exotic equity derivatives for Goldman Sachs since he joined the firm in 2006. Craig graduated with honors from The University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance.