Biography of Nicole Neeman Brady
Nicole Neeman Brady is the CEO and a Director of Sustainable Development Acquisition I Corp (SDAC). As a public benefit corporation and pending B Corp, SDAC’s mission is to identify and partner with a growth-oriented company to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
She is also a Principal and member of the Investment Committee at Renewable Resources Group, LLC, a Los Angeles based investment firm that develops and manages agriculture, land, water, and renewable energy assets in the US and internationally. Neeman Brady was one of its fund managers and oversaw investments in energy and water treatment.
Prior to her role at Renewable Resources Group, Neeman Brady was president of Edison Water Resources, a subsidiary of Edison International that she created to pursue water purification and recycling opportunities on a distributed basis. After completing a strategic analysis of water market dynamics, Neeman Brady built and grew Edison Water Resources, and ultimately, sold its projects and assets in early 2017.
Prior to Edison Water, Neeman Brady worked in various operational and leadership roles within Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and a subsidiary of Edison International. She was Director of Energy Procurement where she was responsible for $5 billion per year in energy contracting including power, natural gas and emissions trading.
Earlier in her Edison career, Neeman Brady served as Director of Renewable and Alternative Power Contracts, and Manager of Strategic Projects. Before joining Edison, Neeman Brady worked in consulting for McKinsey & Co, strategic planning for Twentieth Century Fox, and private equity for Goldman Sachs.
In addition to numerous private company boards, Neeman Brady currently serves as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (the largest municipal utility in the country) and on the board of directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
She holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees, with honors, in architecture and in economics from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration degree, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.