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Bret Eckert

Executive Managing Director

As an Executive Managing Director based in Houston, Bret Eckert is responsible for client development, market strategy and office leadership in the Southeast region.

The Riveron model enables us to fill the void in the market left by traditional firms in today’s highly regulated environment. We consistently deliver exceptional talent to our clients to both identify practical solutions and implement those solutions to improve every aspect of their business.
Solution hunter. Family Man. Proud Aggie.


Bret has over 28 years of experience advising clients, proactively leading organizational change and building high-performance teams while delivering significant growth across industries spanning the entire energy value chain, utilities, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, and technology. Bret is passionate about identifying solutions for complex client challenges thereby unlocking sustainable growth, increasing efficiency and creating long-term stakeholder value. He’s skilled at looking beyond the numbers, working with teams to identify and implement changes to improve performance.

Prior to joining Riveron, Bret served as the SVP & CFO of Atmos Energy Corporation where he drove significant shareholder value during his tenure.  Prior to that Bret spent 23 years as an assurance partner at EY in Texas and Oklahoma.

Bret lives in the Houston area with his wife and has two daughters currently attending Texas A&M University.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, Texas A&M University
  • Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of Texas and Oklahoma