Branan has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on the management of operational and regulatory processes and controls—most notably in the area of third party risk and operational compliance.
Branan leads the Venminder delivery team as the third party risk management subject matter expert in residence.
Branan joined Venminder from the Bancorp Bank where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Director of Third Party Risk Management and Director of Enterprise Risk Management. He was instrumental in creating their Third Party Risk Management Program and implementing numerous enterprise-wide initiatives.
Branan has held similar positions with the credit card division of Western Alliance Bancorp, and at MBNA America for nearly 18 years, as an Executive Vice President working as part of the risk management / compliance integration team as the company was acquired by Bank of America.
Branan also serves as an industry thought leader. He's a member of InfraGard and the Professional Risk Management Industry Association (PRMIA). And, he was selected in 2018 as an advisor to the Center for Financial Professionals (CEFPro) and board member for the Global Sourcing Research Network (GSRN).
Branan received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and he completed the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management (Consumer Bankers Association) and the Graduate School of Compliance Management (American Bankers Association).