Chief Operating Officer
Michael Brandt is responsible for driving strategic, financial, investment, operational, and technology success throughout Gordon Brothers. Michael brings over thirty years of financial and business leadership experience in a wide range of financial services enterprises. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Michael was CFO of Prudential’s International Insurance Holdings and Retirement Services businesses. Previously, Michael was COO and Americas Region Head at Babcock & Brown, an Australia-based private equity firm, leading Babcock’s real estate and infrastructure businesses in North and South America, and he has held numerous operating business CFO roles at GE Capital’s commercial finance and insurance businesses, managing teams in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, Michael was a member of the Board of Directors of Bankwell Financial Group, where he served on the Audit and Asset/Liability Management Committees, and has guest lectured at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, Management, and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also holds the Certified Public Accountant designation.