Brayden McCarthy

Head of Policy and Advocacy, Fundera

Brayden McCarthy is Vice President of Strategy at Fundera, the easiest way for businesses to shop and save on all forms of financial products. Brayden manages Fundera's diversification strategy, including its credit cards business, as well as securing and managing partnerships with American Express, Capital One, JP Morgan Chase, Equifax and TransUnion.

Prior to joining Fundera in June 2014, Brayden was a presidential appointee serving in the Obama administration as Senior Policy Advisor to President Obama's chief economic advisor at The White House and as Policy Advisor to the Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He began his career in the investment banking divisions of Lehman Brothers and Barclays, advising companies in the media, telecommunications and technology sectors on capital markets raises, and spent time in the New York, London and Dubai offices.  Brayden writes often on issues at the intersection of finance, technology and public policy, and his op-eds have appeared in Harvard Business Review, American Banker, Forbes, Inc, and Huffington Post. He is co-author with former SBA Administrator Karen Mills of two Harvard papers on small business lending in the US.