Co-Founder, BSF Group
After gaining a first class degree and then an MBA from Cornell University, at just 24 Brad was working alongside Australia’s then most successful entrepreneur Alan Bond, and the nation’s best deal maker, Peter Beckwith. After leaving Bond Corporation Brad joined the London office of McKinsey & Co., the world’s most prestigious management consultancy.
Brad then became a part of the inner sanctum at Virgin as Head of Corporate Development for the Virgin Group, effectively Sir Richard Branson’s right-hand man for all new start-ups. This was a pivotal time for Virgin as it embarked on an aggressive campaign to enter new industries. Brad oversaw the launch of Virgin Active, Virgin Money, and Virgin Vie, amongst others.
On leaving Virgin, Brad helped Unilever to set up Unilever Ventures, Unilever’s incubation arm in the UK.
Since then, Brad has become a successful serial entrepreneur with interests in property development, property investment, mortgage broking, online cashback, customer loyalty programmes, health and fitness, and online financial services. Brad is also the co-founder of The BSF Group (www.thebsfgroup.com).
Over the last 20 years, Brad has raised more than $2 billion in funding for start-ups and has nurtured and ultimately sold businesses with values ranging from several million to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Brad is also the author of the book “Better, Stronger, Faster: The Entrepreneur’s Step-by-Step Guide to Success in Business”.