Assistant Director of Investments and Trading
Brandon is a Portfolio Manager and Assistant Director of Investments and Trading at Ashton Thomas Private Wealth. He joined the firm in 2022.
Previously, Brandon was an Associate Portfolio Manager with Charles Schwab & Co.’s Wasmer Schroeder group, a separately managed municipal bond portfolio for high-net-worth individual and institutional investors. Prior to attending graduate school in Europe, Brandon worked alongside Claudiu Barbos—who is now Director of Investments and Trading Ashton Thomas—as a Senior Fixed Income Specialist and Trader on Vanguard’s Special Transactions team, which served the firm’s ultra-high-net-worth investors. He was recruited out of college by Vanguard and worked as a trader on the company’s mutual fund, equity, and options trading desks at various points.
Brandon hails from the Tacoma, Washington metro area. He moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University, graduating with a Finance degree in 2005. He attended graduate school in France at the Rennes School of Business, obtaining a master’s degree in Finance in 2019.
Brandon and his wife, Molly, met just prior to his European excursion and were married in 2022. They currently reside in Arizona and enjoy traveling, attending live music events, and spending time with their French bulldog, Fiona.