Brandon Weaver

"Being a part of the Riordan Program marked a seminal point in my profession and personal development. Working and learning in an ecosystem designed to expose young professionals to new disciplines proved to be a tremendous learning experience for me and one which I will never forget. The program not only helped enhance my strategic thinking capabilities but it also aided me in sharpening both my professional etiquette and acumen. I write this as a proud alumnus of a program that continues to push for academic and personal excellence and will never forget the tremendous impact Alex and his wonderful staff had on during my time on the Anderson campus. As I reflect on the past 5 years, I would say that the value and ethos of the Riordan spirit still remain with me. This is not only reflected in my personal mission but the mission of all of the Fellows who are striving to make a difference in their organizations and communities across the world. I continue to remain humbled at the opportunities and experience’s that The Riordan Program afforded me and I remain optimistic that the program will help many others realize their personal and professional dreams."

Current Title: Senior Brand Manager – Johnnie Walker Trademark – South Africa

Current Employer: Diageo Plc.

Undergraduate University: University of Southern California

Graduate University: MBA, Northwestern University, Kellogg School

Riordan Program: MBA Fellow 2008