Madrus Founder DJ Gribbin brings with him decades of infrastructure experience representing governmental and private clients. He is a Senior Operating Partner with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and a former Brookings Institute Nonresident Senior Fellow. He recently served as the United States’ first Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure, where he led the development of the Administration’s $1 trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. In this capacity, he worked with fellow senior administration officials as well as governors and mayors across the nation to develop a new vision for pairing federal, state, and local resources to efficiently meet infrastructure challenges.
Prior to his time in the White House, DJ was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the General Counsel for the United States Department of Transportation, where he was awarded the Department’s highest achievement, the USDOT Gold Medal. Before that, he was the Chief Council for the Federal Highway Administration. Both roles afforded him a unique understanding of the intricacies of Federal law as it pertains to transportation and infrastructure.
Within the private sector, DJ has been a leader in developing innovative strategies to finance infrastructure projects. He was the National Director for Strategic Consulting with HDR, where he advised clients on ways to expedite projects, increase revenue, and better visualize program oversight. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director and Head of Government Advisory at Macquarie Capital where he created and led their sell-side, private public partnership business within the United States. He led advisory teams consisting of legal, technical, and financial experts to assist governments in attracting private equity investment in their infrastructure.
His depth of experience managing projects from a public sector perspective coupled with his extensive expertise in the private sector combine to provide Madrus with the resources and ability to explore more efficient ways to develop and deliver projects in a consumer-friendly manner.