Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Brandon McBride has dedicated much of his career to the long-term success of post-secondary students. From identifying how best to crack the nutshell of student lending, to creating pathways of access, retention, and completion for students, Brandon has always had a strong interest in matching the right students with the right schools (and vice versa).
As Skills Fund’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Brandon leads all aspects of Skills Fund’s credit and underwriting, capital markets, and financial management strategies. Prior to joining Skills Fund, McBride started his career with Sallie Mae and most recently ran a management consultancy that provided CFO, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and product development counsel to clients. An Austin native and CFA charterholder, Brandon holds a bachelors in business and Spanish from Pepperdine University and a MBA from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business.