Head of Policy & StrategyFundera
Brayden McCarthy is Head of Policy & Advocacy at Fundera, an online marketplace that connects small businesses with the lowest cost of financing they qualify for. Brayden previously served in the Obama Administration, most recently as Senior Policy Advisor in the West Wing Office of the White House National Economic Council, where he helped coordinate economic policy development across the Administration. Prior to joining the White House, Brayden served at the Small Business Administration, where he was responsible for policy development and reported to Karen Mills, the Administrator of SBA. Brayden began his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers. He has contributed to Forbes, and co-authored a Harvard Business School report on the state of small business lending and the role of online lenders with former SBA Administrator Karen Mills, which was released in 2014 and has been widely cited in national media publications and the lending industry. He earned masters and bachelors degrees from the London School of Economics.