Russell (“Rusty”) Braziel is one of the most respected authorities in the field of energy markets and information. He is president and CEO of RBN Energy, a leading energy market analysis and advisory firm and is the author of The Domino Effect, bestseller book about understanding energy markets.
He spent 20 years with Texaco (Chevron), serving 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 also was Vice President, 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 purchased by Platts/ McGraw Hill in 2011. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Align Midstream Partners and the board of the North American Energy Standards Board.
Mr. Braziel holds BBA and MBA degrees in Business and Finance from Stephen F. Austin University. In 2014 he was named Stephen F. Austin Distinguished Alumni.