Brandon holds a BSME in Engineering from West Virginia University. From creating large-scale networks and systems infrastructure for IBM to growing a smart buildings company to over 600 employees in 25 cities, Brandon has the gift of strategic innovation in a range of spaces. As an advisor and investor in leading Silicon Valley technology companies, working in private equity in New York City, architecting a global Maritime broadband service company, Brandon is a master builder. From his economic development work in Africa to philanthropic work through the Ascend Mission Fund, Brandon gives back generously. Brandon and his wife Nicole have four children.