Madrus LLC – Reston, Virginia
DJ Gribbin is the founder of Madrus, LLC, a strategic consulting firm dedicated to developing critical infrastructure more efficiently.
In July 2018, while continuing his work at Madrus, DJ joined Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners as a Senior Operating Partner.
Before the founding of Madrus, DJ served in the White House as the nation’s first Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure. In this role, DJ led the effort to develop the Administration’s infrastructure policy and championed permitting reform. DJ also served as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation and was the recipient of the Secretary’s gold medal on two separate occasions. At the Federal Highway Administration, DJ was Chief Counsel. While at FHWA he created a federal public-private partnership (P3) task force and authored a report to Congress, underscoring the advantages of alternative delivery.
In the private sector, DJ was head of governmental advisory for Macquarie Capital and led advisory teams structuring P3 transactions for governmental clients. DJ has also worked for Koch Industries and HDR helping clients develop innovative ways to deliver infrastructure. Over the past two decades, DJ has been active with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. He has served as its P3 Division president and as a board member. He is the only person to have won ARTBA's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for both public and private sectors.
DJ holds a B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown University, is a member of the Virginia Bar, and was a licensed broker dealer, holding Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. DJ and his wife, Molly, reside in Leesburg, Virginia and are the parents of seven children.