|Birthplace||Orange County, Ca|
|UCSD, Bachelor of Science||2004|
Brandon is currently the Founder and CEO of BlockBeacon, a venture-backed startup focused on connecting local businesses with local consumers in real-time.
Prior to BlockBeacon, Brandon was a cofounder, and Vice President of Product Management at SocialVibe, and continues to serve as a Strategic Advisor to the company.
Brandon cofounded SocialVibe in late 2006. He was responsible for all aspects of strategy, management and development of SocialVibe’s suite of products, including core Website/Platform, FB and other apps, campaign management and reporting platforms, and 3rd party partnerships and integrations, including Wordpress, Blogger, IMVU, Bebo, Zynga, Causes, Pandora, etc. partnerships. He also worked with SVnetwork’s account strategy team to ideate, design and develop the interactive campaigns for major brand advertisers such as Microsoft, Visa, Apple, Kia, MillerCoors, Macy’s, BestBuy Discover, and over 100 more.
Prior to SocialVibe, Brandon was a Senior Business Analyst at a management consulting firm, focusing on business strategy and M&A due diligence in media, healthcare, software, consulting services and energy sectors.
Recently, he has led several guest lectures and presentations at the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and at Chapman University, on the topics of online advertising, social media and entrepreneurship. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys living at the beach, and spends weekends surfing, mountain biking, running, camping, snowboarding, and hiking.
Brandon earned a BS degree in Structural and Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Management Science and a professional certificate in Finance from the University of California at San Diego.
About SocialVibe Reaching over 200 million unique consumers every month, SVnetwork provides the most effective way for brands to reach, engage, and spread messages through a targeted audience of hyper-connected consumers in social media. SocialVibe’s pay-for-performance advertising model maximizes share-of-voice by giving brands a unique way of interacting with individuals and the content they publish. Within the SVnetwork is SocialVibe.com, the leading social media utility that empowers individuals to make a positive, measurable impact for the charity of their choice by completing branded activities online. SocialVibe is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.