Brad Swanson

Partner, Private Equity

United States

Brad heads DWM’s private equity business globally. He is also a member of the DWM Investment Committee. Before joining DWM in 2004, Brad served with investment banks and fund managers in Washington, DC (Global Environment Fund), London (Bankers Trust and BNP), and New York (DLJ), mainly focusing on emerging markets. He has also worked for the US government twice, first for the Department of State as a diplomat in West Africa in the 1980s, then in 2004 for the Department of Defense in the occupation government in Iraq, where he managed funding programs for medium-sized, small, and micro enterprises.

Brad wrote the chapter on capital markets in Microfinance: Emerging Trends and Challenges (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009). His pro bono work includes a board seat with Partners for the Common Good, a non-profit community development finance institution in Washington, DC.

Brad earned a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University. He speaks English and French.