Meet Bral, one of our Senior Consultants.
Bral Spight (he/him) has focused his career at the intersection of his personal passions to promote environmental, economic, and social sustainability for urban communities. Much of that work has leveraged his engineering background and/or his MBA training in finance and strategy. Bral lives his passions at La Piana by helping clients think outside of the box and consider non-traditional ways to grow and translate mission into sustainable financial models that can help address broader social, equity, and environmental challenges of today.
Previously, Bral was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co focused on growth strategy and business portfolio management. He also has experience with how governmental operations impact community development as a former Chief of Staff for the Public Building Commission of Chicago. With a background rooted in environmental, economic, and social sustainability for urban environments, Bral is a serial entrepreneur who has led businesses related to hydroponic food production in order to address sustainable foods, cannabis operational design to promote minority small business development, and urban commercial real estate development to revitalize communities. Bral also launched a unique public/private higher–education governmental incubator program focused on helping small businesses in Chicago to grow successfully.
Bral is a strong believer in working to make the world a better place than what we inherited. He loves innovating and pragmatically working to positively impact the future outcomes for our children, society, and the planet future generations will inherit.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS Chemical Engineering
- University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, MBA
Outside of Work
When he is not working, Bral can be found enjoying his time as a dad with his family, watching/playing sports, or tinkering around the house with his aquariums or other passion projects. He loves to learn about nature, art, architecture, and cultures. He has been to over thirty-five countries and uses his PADI diving certification as well as practices Spanish and Portuguese wherever he can.