Brad Kates is the CEO of Opinion Dynamics with over two decades of experience conducting strategic consulting and market research for companies throughout North America. Mr. Kates drives the Opinion Dynamics mission, which is committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services that deliver actionable results to our clients in the public and private sectors. His management, communications, and research background provide him with a unique set of skills that lends itself not only to developing strategic methodologies, but also to translating findings into actionable and marketable results. Mr. Kates has offered senior-level consultation to a variety of different jurisdictions regarding energy evaluation policy and findings, and has provided written and oral testimony on energy evaluation findings to state commissions.
Mr. Kates is a sought-after speaker at events ranging from CNN and Time Magazine’s Time Warner Summit Politics, to the Association of Energy Services Professionals’ National Energy Services Conference. He served on the AESP Board of Directors for over a decade, including as Chair of the Association for two years. Mr. Kates holds a master of business administration, with a concentration in organizational behavior and marketing, from Babson College.