Brady Sidwell joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors in 2020. He is the founder and president of Sidwell Strategies, Enterprise Grain Company, Enterprise Grain Malt, Sidwell Solutions, Sidwell Seed, 81 Feed and Seed, Sidwell Transport, Arbitrage αlpha Solutions and most recently co-founder of Enid Brewing Company. Mr. Sidwell is also a limited partner and member of the Advisory Board of Germin8 Ventures, a food tech venture capital firm based out of Chicago. He is a founding partner of Ninja Ag, LLC, a precision agriculture technology business that creates variable-rate nutrient applications from corrected NDVI imagery.
Prior to his recent change in becoming an entrepreneurial business owner and commodity broker, Mr. Sidwell was vice president of global strategy, mergers and acquisitions for the OSI Group, based out of its headquarters near Chicago. He first joined the company as vice president of corporate strategy and business development for the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), based in Hong Kong. At OSI, Mr. Sidwell was responsible for spearheading global strategy and M&A.
Before joining OSI, Mr. Sidwell was head of food and agribusiness research and advisory for Rabobank in North East Asia. He was responsible for cross-border F&A strategies for companies and investors across various sectors in the supply chain. While at Rabobank, Mr. Sidwell appeared regularly on Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters TV to discuss the impacts of global and regional food and agriculture developments on Asian and global markets.
Prior to Rabobank, Mr. Sidwell worked on project teams at the U.S. Embassy offices of the USDA in South Korea and Thailand. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in agricultural economics with a focus on international marketing from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Economics degree from the University of Hong Kong where he studied as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to China.
Mr. Sidwell is active in his community as a Rotarian, Ambucs member, Advisory Board and Investment Committee Member of the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, Class 31 of Leadership Oklahoma and the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma State University Foundation.