Brad Rex is an accomplished senior executive and corporate officer with proven experience growing businesses and driving results in start-up, turnaround, expansion, and multi-site situations. He has over 20 years of corporate experience in major multi-national companies including the Walt Disney Company, Hilton, and British Petroleum, and led Disney’s Epcot theme park after 9/11. He is a strategic and operational leader, having led strategic planning, finance, and business development teams for these companies, as well as leading large operating units of over $1 billion in revenue.
An industry visionary, Brad specializes in distressed and growth-minded business opportunities. In a previous role, he implemented turnaround planning resulting in revenue and EBITDA increases of 50%, and equity of 60%. Brad has roll-up and extensive acquisition experience, delivering rapid growth, such as a 70% increase in volume through six major acquisitions in one year. He drives high employee and customer satisfaction, with industry-leading customer service and employee satisfaction statistics above 80%.
He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Harvard Business School, and served in the Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. He has 20 years of experience on major non-profit boards, and an extensive network of outstanding business leaders and support professionals.
In this episode, Brad and Bryan discuss:
- Being in the right place at the right time
- Why every job is important
- Staying calm in emergency situations