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Bradley Handler

Non-resident Fellow, Payne Institute of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Brad Handler is currently researching the Oil & Gas industry’s role and vulnerability in the global transition to lower carbon energy as well as the intersection between finance and energy. Brad is a former Wall Street Equity Research Analyst with 20 years experience covering the Oilfield Services & Drilling (OFS) sector. Most recently he was a Managing Director, Equity Research at Jefferies LLC, following several years at Credit Suisse and after starting on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs.

While on Wall Street, Brad published regularly on the state of the sector including demand implications of changes in the global energy markets (and the Shale Revolution), additions to OFS capacity and the competitive landscape, the financial health of individual companies and the opportunities and challenges presented by technology innovation. External recognition includes being ranked Top 3 Oilfield Services analysts in the annual Institutional Investor magazine survey, the most widely recognized survey of Sell Side analysts by asset management professionals, and he has presented at industry conferences and company seminars.

Brad’s experience prior to equity research includes business line management and strategic analysis at an Industrial Gases firm and commercial lending. Brad has a B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


  • –present
    Non-resident Fellow, Payne Institute of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines


  • 1993 
    The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, M.B.A.