Born in Portland, Oregon, raised in Miami Florida by a first-generation Cuban family and attended college back in Oregon and California, Brandon has dynamic roots. He loves the Spanish-Cuban culture in Miami and the wondrous outdoors of Oregon. Both are home to him. He has traveled a large part of the U.S. and backpacked throughout Europe with his favorite destination being Iceland because of its Martian-like terrain and infinite waterfalls. On the weekends you can find him taking trips in his 1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper or working on it if it is not running, which is often. These experiences have given Brandon a deep sense of curiosity and an eagerness to make an impact on the world.
Brandon has two undergraduate degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management from the University of Portland as well as a Design & Entrepreneurship Fellowship from Stanford University. Recently, he has graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland. For his dissertation, he wrote about how industry classifications can sway our investments away from their goals unintentionally. His most rewarding educational experiences consisted of learning from the tech industry’s brightest minds and CEOs while attending Stanford University, as well as traveling Europe and the US as a part of his entrepreneurial studies. Brandon also led the University of Portland’s Ralph Miller Fund during uncertain markets while managing the foreign emerged sector.
Brandon has professional exposure in several areas of finance from wealth and insurance advisory at Country Financial in Portland, to private equity analysis at Access Securities in Connecticut and New York. Brandon was also the Director of Finance for the Associated Students of the University of Portland while he was attending undergraduate studies. He also managed a team of four computer science engineers while running a fintech company in college. Throughout his experience in entrepreneurship and finance, Brandon has put people at the forefront of his work. At Longwave, Brandon looks forward to supporting the team help clients reach their financial goals through in-depth research and market analytics.