OBR Cooling Towers Appoints Brad Barefoot as CFO


OBR Cooling Towers is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brad Barefoot as the new Chief Financial Officer for the entire OBR Portfolio of Companies. Brad's extensive experience and proven leadership will be invaluable as he leads OBR’s finance and accounting teams.


Brad Barefoot has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer at OBR Cooling Towers.

"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Brad as an advisor to OBR for the better part of 15 years. Brad is a natural leader and has an incredible intuition and acumen for business. I look forward to working with Brad to help improve OBR’s internal processes while setting the stage for growth,” said Philip Poll, President and CEO of OBR.

Brad joined OBR in 2023 as a fractional CFO and has since played a pivotal role in reorganizing the company and securing capital for future growth. With over 18 years of finance and accounting experience, including senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs, Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. His recent tenure as CFO for a vertically integrated real estate investment manager showcased his ability to lead internal improvements and secure necessary capital.

A Certified Public Accountant, Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Accountancy from Miami University and a Master of Accountancy with Distinction from DePaul University. OBR is confident that Brad's strategic vision and leadership will drive growth.


About OBR Cooling Towers

With over 25 years of experience, OBR Cooling Towers is a family-owned business founded by Peter Poll in 1994, and now led by his son, Phil Poll. Expanding from a leading cooling tower service provider in the Midwest region, the company now strives to provide exceptional services to clients nationwide. OBR specializes in services like custom engineering, inspections, mechanical equipment services, corrosion protection, steel component repairs, thermal upgrades, structure replacements and new tower construction. For more information, visit https://www.obrcoolingtowers.com