paul brandano

Paul Brandano

Executive Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics

UCLA Anderson

Paul joined the Master of Science in Business Analytics in 2017 as its first Executive Director. He brings 15 years of experience in higher education, high technology management, marketing and sales to the program. Paul experienced firsthand the power of business analytics in his work at IBM as a Client Executive and Business Analytics Software specialist. In his work with IBM, Paul supporting senior executive clients in their efforts to solve complex challenges with technology. Paul worked to bring the best of IBM hardware, software and technology services together to meet unique client demands. In the most recent 5 years, Paul served as the Executive Director of the Global Access Program, where he was responsible for the marketing, client recruiting for UCLA Anderson’s world-renowned experiential education program. Paul recruited over 250 high technology companies from 11 countries to work with UCLA Anderson Fully-employed MBA candidates to determine the viability of foreign market entry. In that effort, Paul worked with governments, NGOs and partners to identify high potential technology companies and support them through the transformative experience.