Matt Brakey is an Ohio energy professional who directs all services Brakey Energy provides to clients and leads the company’s operations. He is an expert on Ohio energy rates and markets, securing and negotiating third-party commercial and industrial energy contracts, and navigating Ohio’s energy regulatory environment. Matt joined Brakey Energy in 2004 and became President in 2010.
In addition to his client responsibilities, Matt has been retained as an expert witness in high-profile energy litigation. One such case, Schwebel Baking Company, et al. v. FirstEnergy Solutions Corp, reached a $12 million settlement. This class action lawsuit resulted from surcharges assessed to commercial and industrial customer electric bills relating to the 2014 polar vortex. Matt was the sole subject matter expert for plaintiffs.
Under Matt’s leadership, Brakey Energy was honored with the prestigious Weatherhead 100 Upstart award in 2015, 2017, and 2019, which is given to companies that achieve outsized five-year growth. In addition, Matt is a past Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty under 40 award winner for his professional success and civic contributions.
Matt served two terms as Chairman of the Industrial Energy Users of Ohio, where he helped the organization in its pursuit of reliable energy at reasonable prices for Ohio businesses. He is currently the Secretary Treasurer of the organization.
Matt is a frequent speaker, seminar presenter, and published author on Ohio energy issues. He has been featured and cited in many publications, including the New York Times, Forbes, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Columbus Dispatch, Crain’s Cleveland Business, the Dayton Daily Journal, and the National Journal.
Matt holds a J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and a B.A. from Miami University.
He lives in Novelty, Ohio with Carolyn, his wife, and their twins. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and competitive running.
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