Charles R. Brettell
Mr. Brettell is the Managing Partner of The Prosody Group and leads the firm’s management consulting practice under Prosody Consulting, LLC. Mr. Brettell’s 20 years of project development, revitalization & resolution experience includes site selection & negotiation, government, debt & equity financing, due diligence, merger integration, human resources and compliance services for projects valued at over $20 billion dollars.
Along with Prosody’s project development experience on behalf of clients, Prosody recently divested an equity interest in a multi-state solar development entity, MAP Energy Solutions, for which it provided commercial origination, structuring and management services. Prosody has also utilized its own personnel, experience & capital to invest in & revitalize a registered securities broker-dealer, Brooklight Place Securities, Inc.
Prior to founding The Prosody Group, Mr. Brettell was a founder of Energy Asset Advisors (EAA) & Energy Asset Solutions (EAS) and held executive posts with Tyr Energy and Aquila. As a co-founder and Managing Director of EAA & EAS, Mr. Brettell was involved in the due diligence, financing and development of renewable energy and technology projects, as well as providing a variety of support services including investment banking, commercial origination, establishment of project management functions and decision support / option analysis for a diverse base of clients. As Senior Director with Tyr, Mr. Brettell was responsible for asset acquisition & merger integration, third-party crisis management and advisory services for renewable and conventional power generation facilities & companies, including investment banking & lender clients as well as private equity firms. During his tenure at Aquila, Mr. Brettell’s leadership spanned strategy, competitive intelligence, business development, legal, regulatory and human resources for multiple wholly-owned subsidiaries
Mr. Brettell has also worked as an attorney in private practice handling business & litigation matters and holds multiple securities licenses.
Mr. Brettell earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Maryland, a joint Juris Doctor & Master of Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Laws (Tax) degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Office: (816) 977-2688
Direct: (816) 824-3980
Joseph J. Brettell
Joe Brettell joins Prosody with more than 15 years of experience in utilizing traditional and innovative public affairs and media relations skills to help Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns and prominent interest groups execute their strategic goals.
Previously, Mr. Brettell was head of external relations for Apache Corporation, a Fortune 500 oil and gas company, serving as primary day-to-day spokesman and helping shape public and media perception of the company and their efforts around a major new oil & gas play.
Previous to Apache, Mr. Brettell led the Houston energy practice for FleishmanHillard, providing strategic counsel and crisis communications support to a roster of clients across the oil and gas production stream, along with utilities and alternative energy. Mr. Brettell also assisted clients in technology, professional services, automotive and entertainment industries.
Mr. Brettell also served as Communications Director for multiple Members of Congress, helping craft the Republican response to the 2008 financial crisis and Farm Bill.
Frequently quoted in publications across the country, Mr. Brettell is currently a contributor for NBC News Digital and has also been a political columnist for ABC News, in addition to providing commentary on energy and political matters to national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and GQ.
A California native and long-suffering Padres fan, Mr. Brettell currently lives in Houston with his wife and their four amazing children, where he serves on the board of the Houston Arts Alliance.
Direct: (571) 230-3411
Julie Vicena is the Senior Manager of Client Accounts at Prosody Group and owner of Vicena Communication Services.
Julie works on a wide range of clients with Prosody, helping drive strategy to exceed
goals and positively impact communities. Julie began her career helping community organizations, non-profit boards and service outlets optimize their event planning, community engagement, fundraising, program development, and organizational writing.
Julie earned her B.S. in Mass Communications from Oral Roberts University. She lives in Tulsa with her husband, Josh, a urologic surgeon, and their 3 teenagers who make sure life always stays interesting!