Brandon holds a BSME in Engineering from West Virginia University. From creating large-scale networks and systems infrastructure for IBM to growing a smart buildings company to over 600 employees in 25 cities, Brandon has the gift of strategic innovation in a range of spaces. As an advisor and investor in leading Silicon Valley technology companies, working in private equity in New York City, architecting a global Maritime broadband service company, Brandon is a master builder. From his economic development work in Africa to philanthropic work through the Ascend Mission Fund, Brandon gives back generously. Brandon and his wife Nicole have four children.
Christian Ray Flores
Christian holds an MA in Economics, speaks four languages, and has a diverse international background of life and work in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the US. From the humble beginnings of a child in a refugee camp, Christian went on to become an international recording artist, has sold millions of albums, and started several entertainment and marketing companies. He is an award-winning media producer and filmmaker. Аs a speaker and evangelist Christian has inspired audiences and faith communities around the world as well as devoting his efforts to philanthropy through the Ascend Mission Fund. Christian is married to Deb de Flores and has three daughters.