Diode Ventures® is a team of diverse and experienced professionals, with the ability to take a project from a conceptual need to a constructed reality. Diode is backed by over a century of experience as a Black & Veatch company that was founded by Black & Veatch professionals.
Our goal is to be a partner to our clients. We use a client-centric development model to identify the asset type, region, and size of projects, then Diode either develops the project from scratch or identifies projects in progress to meet their needs.
Our mission and vision
Our Mission is to streamline the asset development process by providing client-centric, turnkey infrastructure solutions. Our Vision is to become trusted development partners who preserve and connect the world with innovative solutions in sustainable and critical infrastructure fields.
We want to reinvent the model of a typical developer by making it easier for companies to deliver new infrastructure assets that will grow their business faster. We work to help clients meet their project requirements so that they can focus on their core business.
Diode is committed to giving back to the communities we live and work in. We encourage our team to get involved in the organizations they are passionate about, which is why we have Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) for our professionals to choose how they spend their time.
In addition to giving our time, we also contribute to organizations that align with our values, including sustainability. In 2022, Diode planted 10,000 trees in partnership with One Tree Planted in their Million Tree Challenge.
Diode Ventures started with a conversation.
Brad Hardin, President of Diode Ventures, was working as Black & Veatch’s Global Chief Technology Officer when he started to notice a theme amongst leaders in the commercial, industrial (C&I), and technology space: When it came to developing and managing assets—whether to improve operational costs or meet demand—there was a desire for these companies to have a single entity to drive the process of development of the assets. After a series of conversations with corporate customers in the technology, commercial and industrial space, Diode Ventures was formed to provide clients with a full-service solution to develop and manage their infrastructure assets.
We are not a construction company. We are not an engineering firm. We are conductors that connect all of the dots on infrastructure projects. Our team is comprised of a mix of former Black & Veatch consultants, engineers, financiers, as well as industry originators and developers. We are all thinkers, doers and — most importantly — adapters. We are empowered with the information and tools we need to make a world-wide impact.