Brandon M. Scott
From corn fields to the desert…
I hail from the great state of Nebraska. At a very young age, I learned that hard work and not letting anything get in my way was going to be the secret recipe to success for me. However, this mission would have no purpose unless it was accompanied with a passion. Luckily for me, I knew my direction in life before I entered middle school. Every morning before I would get ready for school, I would run into my dad’s room and watch CNBC with him. Granted, I did not completely grasp what was happening, I would still interrogate my dad with questions to better understand what was taking place (thanks dad). I was fascinated by how efficient the financial markets were and how a consumer could be an owner of publicly traded company by simply purchasing shares of the underlying company’s stock. This daily ritual sparked my interest in this field and was the stepping stone to where I am today.
I graduated with a degree in Finance from Buena Vista University in 2015. After working for industry leaders in the financial services and financial technology (“fintech”) space, I decided it was time to work for a company where I was making more of a direct impact. That’s when I came across Bradley Wealth. I packed up my life and began working for the firm in September 2017 – it has been a life changing move for me to say the least. As a Portfolio Manager, there is no better feeling than knowing you have put an individual or family in a better financial position based on the diligence & TLC that is put into portfolio construction – it is invaluable.
When I am not preoccupied by the financial markets (which is rare), you can find me spending time with friends and family. I would not be the person I am today without the support and encouragement of these individuals, so thanks a million. I am also an avid sports fan and big music junkie. I always told myself that if finance didn’t work out, then I would be involved in the music industry. It doesn’t look like that will be happening any time soon.
Favorite Quote – “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
Favorite TV show – The Office
Favorite Holiday – March Madness
Favorite Book – “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” Burton G. Malkiel