Brandon is currently the GM of the Credibility division of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Brandon was formerly the Founder and CEO of BlockBeacon, a venture-backed startup focused on connecting local businesses with local consumers in real-time. BlockBeacon was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp in Q4, 2012.
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 Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. provides credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. They help businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S® Number, a unique nine-digit identification sequence used by the world’s most influential standards-setting organizations and recognized, recommended and often required by global corporations, governments, industry and trade associations.
They provide the only real business credit monitoring solution available to companies looking to monitor and impact their own business credit profile. For example, their leading CreditBuilder product is used by companies interested in protecting their business reputation. The company additionally offers D&B solutions to protect their business risk by tracking the credit and creditworthiness of the companies in which they do business. D&B’s proprietary set of key ratings include the PAYDEX® Score, a predictive indicator for paying bills on time; the Financial Stress Score, an indicator of financial stress in the next 12 months; and the Credit Limit Recommendation, which provides guidelines for extending business credit and an overall D&B Rating which addresses the overall assessment of business.
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.