Brad SwansonPartner, Private Equity

Brad is a Partner and oversees DWM’s private equity business in global emerging markets. He is also a member of the DWM Investment Committee.

Prior to joining DWM in 2004, Brad served with investment banks and fund managers in Washington DC (Global Environment Fund), London (Bankers Trust and BNP) from 1995 to 2000, and New York (DLJ) from 1988 to 1990, mainly focusing on emerging markets. He has also worked for the US government twice, first as a diplomat in West Africa for the State Department in the 1980s and again in 2004 in the occupation government in Iraq for the Defense Department, where he managed funding programs for medium, 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 has a BA from Princeton University (1976) and an MBA from Columbia University (1988). He speaks French.