Bret Oettmeier

President & CEO

Bret Oettmeier

Bret is the President and CEO of Cobalt Ventures. Prior to joining Cobalt, Bret was the Global Head of Corporate Development at DST Systems, Inc., where he focused on domestic and international M&A transactions in the Financial Services sector. Prior to joining DST, Bret was a Vice President at Quadrangle Group LLC, where he was actively involved in the execution of private equity transactions as well as the governance and management of the fund’s portfolio companies.

Earlier in his career, Bret worked at UBS Investment Bank in London and New York, where he served as an advisor to the Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Oil & Gas sectors. Throughout his extensive career, Bret has partnered with domestic and global management teams across a wide variety of sectors to build and grow successful and sustainable businesses.

Bret earned a B.S. in Finance from Kansas State University. Bret currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Bardavon Health Innovations, CompAlliance, Cobalt MedPlans, MEDVAL, New Directions Behavioral Health and Preferred Health Professionals, and he is a Board observer for Rx Savings Solutions. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Asset Management Committee of the Kansas State University Foundation.