Mark Brandon

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Gender MALE
Occupation Registered Investment Adviser
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Introduction Mark Brandon has 13 years of experience in the financial services business, helping customers assess and reach their financial goals. Brandon spent the early part of his career at nationally respected investment firms Fidelity Investments and Piper Jaffray. In 1997, he took on the role of Managing Partner at Daylight Online Brokerage, where he held the General Securities Principal and Financial Operations Principal designations, guiding the firm until its eventual sale to In 2005, he opened First Sustainable, a Registered Investment Advisory catering to socially responsible investors. Customer funds are held by FolioFN investments and insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corp. Brandon obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a B.A. in History (1992) and an M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization (2005). He resides in Austin, TX with his wife and daughter.
Interests socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, community investing, social ventures, clean energy commercialization, sustainability public policy, green investing, ethical investing
Favorite Movies American Beauty, Office Space
Favorite Music Old 97's, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Whiskeytown, Storyville
Favorite Books Natural Capitalism, Freakonomics

If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?

Clay is still mud in the sense that it is still water and dirt. However, most people think of mud has a bigger component of water than clay.