Brandon Thomas


Brandon is a seasoned entrepreneur and business consultant with extensive work in finance, global operations, and technology. Through his diverse experiences, he has developed a vast network of government, policy, business, security, and academic contacts around the world. Brandon is the Chief Operating Officer at Pellonium Risk Intelligence – a cybersecurity company focused on comprehensive cyber enterprise risk management. He is also an Advisor to the Grayline Group supporting their cyber practice.

Brandon has worked in both startup and corporate environments since he discovered his passion of working among “disruptions.” Brandon co-wrote the initial data strategy that revolutionized campaign politics by creating a record for every US voter (aka a “voter file”) which has been used by each successive Democratic presidential campaign since. He was employee #1 at one of the first software-as-a-services (SaaS) startups in the HR space. He also founded a social media development firm that later garnered 35 million users in partnership with The Washington Post and Facebook. He is co-author of Chain Reaction: How Blockchain Will Transform the Developing World, published in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan. From the rise of data in politics, to the emergence of SaaS, to the ubiquitous nature of social media, Brandon has labored to build numerous businesses that understand and exploit opportunities spurred by ever-increasing technological change.

Brandon began his career working at The White House and advising national political campaigns on communications strategy. He even got to fly on Air Force One a couple of times! He then went on to develop new businesses for RadioShack and The Washington Post Company, among others. He founded his first startup in 2007 which focused on the use of social media in politics and subsequently sold it to The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings) in 2009.

Brandon received his BA from The George Washington University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.


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