Brandon Gardner

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  • Brandon Gardner

Partner, Co-Founder
President and Chief Operating Officer


Brandon is President and Chief Operating Officer at Raine. Prior to Raine, Brandon founded and was the senior operating officer of Serengeti Asset Management LP, a multi-strategy investment advisor based in New York City with in excess of $1 billion in assets under management. During his tenure at Serengeti, Brandon was an active member of the investment team, managing sector- and strategy-specific portfolios as well as the firm’s private investment opportunities. He also managed the launch of four different funds and numerous other investment vehicles, and was responsible for overseeing all of the operations of the firm. Prior to joining Serengeti in 2007, Brandon was a practicing attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from 1999 to 2007. While at Cleary Gottlieb, Brandon gained significant experience in complex mergers & acquisitions and structured securities transactions and financing arrangements, representing and advising a wide variety of investment banking and corporate clients. He dealt with myriad cross-border international securities laws and complex corporate and capital market transactions, and gained expertise in both SEC-registered and private securities offerings. Brandon is on the board of directors of Foursquare, Moonbug Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment, Nitro Circus, Reigning Champs and Olo, all portfolio companies of Raine.

Brandon has a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. from The Wharton School and a J.D. from Columbia University where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.