Brendan joined Acadian in 2004 as a senior member of the Research and Portfolio Management Team. In 2010, Brendan was appointed director of Managed Volatility strategies and in 2013, became director of Portfolio Management, overseeing portfolio management policy. He is a member of the Acadian Executive Committee and Operating Committee. Prior to Acadian, Brendan was a vice president at Upstream Technologies, where he designed and implemented investment management systems and strategies. His professional background also includes work as a research analyst and consultant at Samuelson Portfolio Strategies. Brendan earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Boston University and a B.A. in physics from Boston College.