Brett Conradt is a Managing Director at Stax Inc., regularly advising corporate clients on M&A transactions across a number of industries including retail/consumer, industrials, financial services, IT/tech and healthcare companies.
Conradt joined Stax’s Chicago office in 2006, and leads relationships for multiple Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients, as well as a blend of large cap and upper mid-market private equity firms and major industrial clients. He oversees extensive research and analysis projects designed to identify, size, and prioritize international and domestic growth opportunities.
Prior to Stax, Conradt worked at StrategyOne, a subsidiary of Edelman Worldwide, where he developed strategic positioning programs for clients across multiple business sectors. Conradt began his career at Salton, Inc., where he developed, grew, and maintained well-known consumer electronics brands.
Conradt has guest lectured at Texas A&M University and co-teaches a course on consulting at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He covers a variety of topics including how to conduct industry analysis and private equity’s role in brand building. He has written numerous thought leadership pieces on retail, evolving marketing techniques and changes in consumer finance.
Conradt holds an M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.