Our Team

Ocean Exchange Board Member Team

William Brennan

Chairman of the Board of Governors

Bill Brennan presently serves as the President of Resilient Infrastructure Group which acquires, develops, and manages wastewater, water, and related infrastructure assets in the US and Canada.

A Partners Group portfolio company, Resilient accelerates sustainable water investments from greenfield development to existing asset acquisition in need of technology or capacity upgrades. With over 30 years of water & waste-related experience, he is recognized as one of the leading water investors globally with experience in equities (US & European mutual funds & hedge funds), project finance, venture capital & private equity and served as the chief investment officer of both Summit Global Management and Ultra Capital.

Prior to Resilient Infrastructure Group, he served as a Sr. Advisor to Equilibrium Capital’s Water & Waste Fund and a Sr. Advisor & Director-Sustainability & ESG product development at Maryland Capital Management. He is the Chairman of Ocean Exchange and a Trustee of Waterkeepers Alliance. Dedicated to sustainable water solutions, Bill has served on numerous public and private boards including Enviromix, AbTech Industries, The Water Initiative, and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Engineering and the School of Environmental Global Sustainability-Colorado State University. His expertise has been noted by CNBC, Fox Business, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Bill holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, a MSc in Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, and an MBA from Villanova University. He also served honorably as an operations officer in the US Air Force before beginning his civilian career.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”