Bradley K. Alford

Bradley K. Alford
Chief Financial Officer

Bradley Alford joined the Cogent team in July 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial operations in the energy, securities and banking industries. He has supported or led numerous financing and acquisition transactions from small venture capital placements to multi-billion dollar acquisitions and been responsible for the management and strategic direction of commercial support, accounting, financial reporting and compliance operations for public and private companies operating in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Australia, China and North Africa.

Prior to Cogent, Mr. Alford served most recently as CFO for EagleClaw Midstream through its sale in 2017 to affiliates of Blackstone Capital Partners. He has also served as CFO for public companies and divisions of major corporations, including Duke Energy International, East Coast Power, Portland General and Enron Europe.

Mr. Alford’s financial industry experience includes positions with Kemper Securities and its predecessors, Riggs National Bank and as managing director of a private equity firm with a diverse array of international energy investments.

Mr. Alford received Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University and has completed Harvard Business School’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive Education program.