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Brad Herrin

CEO & Co-Founder of Spirit

Brad co-founded Spirit Environmental in 2005 after owning his own consulting firm. He brought with him over 15 years of experience in assisting industry with environmental issues, particularly in the area of air quality. His areas of expertise are air permitting, compliance, due diligence/audits, and litigation support. His primary clients consist of chemical, petrochemical, refining, and energy companies. He also has experience in the manufacturing, coatings, and materials handling industries. Brad has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Today, Brad’s role is significantly different than it was when he founded Spirit. He has transitioned from a technical expert to a leader whose primary responsibilities include guiding the company culture and business strategy, and creating successful career opportunities in a growth-driven atmosphere. As an owner, Brad also diligently works to ensure the financial health of the company, and build/sustain great partnerships and relationships with customers and employees. Brad has a knack for putting people in the right situations at the right time to help make them successful.

What is your favorite city to which you’ve traveled?
Ouray, Colorado

What is your favorite quote?
“It is not the critic who counts…the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again…who spends himself in a worthy cause…and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

What is your favorite sports team?
Dallas Cowboys

What is your favorite food?
#1. Siam Thai food in Telluride, Colorado
#2. Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride, Colorado (OK, maybe any food in Telluride, Colorado)
#3. Sweet Sue Chicken and Dumplings (don’t ask)

Why do you like working at Spirit?
Free snacks in the kitchen. OK, seriously…I love working at Spirit because I get the opportunity every day to recruit and work with some of the smartest, most passionate, and enjoyable individuals I have been associated with in my entire career. I also greatly enjoy working with the many talented leaders at Spirit as we work to build a successful, sustainable business model and culture that serves both happy, fulfilled employees and happy customers.