Founder & President / Managing Partner
Mr. O’Brien’s first eight years in business was with a Fortune 500 company, Service Master (SVM), subsidiary where he worked in a business development, operations & management capacity. He then elected to advance into a commercial consultative management position with Coverall North America (CNA), an international franchise operation, as a Marketing & Business Consultant where he remained for three years. After eleven years spent in the corporate world, Mr. O’Brien decided to form his first company, The O’Brien Group, LLC. The firm acquired properties in the Boston proper market for rehabilitation. A full-time expansion into the Costa Rican real estate market was initiated and office and residence was localized. Operations were focused in a real estate investment, management, marketing and a project funding capacity in the private equity sector.
During his ventures in Central America he was introduced to the alternative fuel world through the vast palm oil industry. In 2008, Mr. O’Brien joined Tennessee Bioenergy and it’s holding firm, Consolidated Bioenergy as the Director of Trading & Logistics and Business Consultant. After gaining this experience and educating himself from the ground up of the biodiesel business, he elected to form the biofuel commodity trading and logistics entity Universal Green Commodities to capitalize on the available opportunities in the market. For 8 years, the company was operating out of Westhampton Beach, NY and had a satellite office in midtown Manhattan. After 8 years in New York, he elected to move his operation to his home town of Boston, MA in Q3 2016.
He is married and resides in Boston, MA. Interests include: World travel, cooking, pyrotechnics, residential / commercial real estate investment and development, horticulture, foreign oil independence, commercial drone operations & building business’.