Brandon Blaesser is a Senior Associate at the Ecosystem Integrity Fund. His responsibilities include sector research, pipeline development and tracking, investment due diligence, and portfolio company support.
Before EIF, Brandon was an Associate at Kearney, a global management consulting firm. At Kearney, Brandon worked with a range of clients to address growth, supply chain, and cost optimization problems. Notable projects included an EPA consent decree and pre-merger strategy for a multi-billion-dollar telecom transaction. In addition, Brandon researched and co-wrote the firm’s annual Reshoring Index, which tracks manufacturing production trends between low-cost Asian producers and domestic, American production. This effort included developing supply-chain strategies for U.S. manufacturing clients.
Prior to joining Kearney, Brandon was an Analyst at NewWorld Capital Group, where he worked on investments in growth-oriented companies in residential solar, energy efficiency, power electronics, and water infrastructure. In his role, Brandon focused on research, investment due diligence, and fundraising. He subsequently worked at The Alberleen Group, an investment and financial advisory firm with expertise in impact investing.
Brandon sits on the Yale Club’s house committee and consults in a volunteer capacity for The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Strategy Office. He received a BA in Economics and a BA in Environmental Studies from Yale University. He also holds a LEED AP BD+C accreditation. At Yale, Brandon wrote his senior economics thesis on the disproportionate allocation of residential solar subsidies in Connecticut.