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Brad Busse
President, Busse Ventures; Daniels Alumnus, BSBA 1980
Executive Advisory Board, Strategic Advisory Committee
Brad Busse

Biography at a Glance

Brad Busse retired from RBC Capital Marketing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, in February of 2014. Previously, Busse was Co-Head of the U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment (“CME”) Group for RBC Capital Markets where he was responsible for the management and strategic development of the CME Group’s business, which includes mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt capital formation and financial advisory engagements.

Busse joined Daniels & Associates in 1985 after receiving broad experience in finance and accounting. After briefly serving in the Cable Television Group, he took responsibility for building the Telecommunications Group, which completed more transactions in the wireline, wireless and telecom infrastructure sectors than any other investment bank during his tenure. Busse was President and one of two lead principals at Daniels & Associates when it was acquired by RBC Capital Markets in January 2007. Busse began his professional career at Arthur Anderson & Co. in 1980 and, subsequently, became a financial manager for a $1 billion energy concern.

Busse served as chairman of the PCIA Foundation (1999 – 2001), a leading wireless industry foundation, and was appointed by Governor Bill Owens to serve on the Colorado Commission on Science & Technology (2000-2006).  In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Ritter to the Colorado Commission on Early Childhood Leadership; and he continues to serve at the pleasure of Governor Hickenlooper. Busse is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver which he chaired for three years (April 2009—April 2012) and is on the Board of Trustees of Mile High United Way which he chaired for two years (July 2008—June 2010).  He also served as Chairman of the Million Dollar Roundtable Council for United Way Worldwide from 2002 to 2007.

Busse also chairs the CEO Roundtable of EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) and is an active member of Colorado Concern, which is a non-partisan association that addresses issues which impact Colorado’s economy and lifestyle and whose membership includes most of the top business executives in Colorado.


  • MBA, Regis College
  • BS, Accountancy, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business

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