Mark McMeans, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

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My first job was CEO of, “Can I mow your lawn, sir?”- for $10 per yard in the searing Texas heat, listening to 80’s music on my Walkman.  One day, I ventured into the Merrill Lynch office of my hometown. Seeing them work in air conditioning and using their minds to make money was the day I knew what I wanted to do. I subscribed to the Wall St. Journal and at 17, began my journey as a lifelong student of the capital markets.

With the goal of having a strong background in accounting, I began my career as an auditor and CPA for KPMG, primarily serving investment companies. I later joined what is now JP Morgan’s trust department as an accounting supervisor. After graduate school, I was fortunate enough to get a job at my dream place:  AIM Investments in Houston. I was there for 16 years in different capacities, including Director of Equity Portfolio Management and, ultimately, President of the managed account subsidiary, AIM Private Asset Management. Eventually acquired by Invesco, AIM became the 8th largest mutual fund manager in the US. The firm’s amazing people and entrepreneurial spirit made a lasting impression, and I sought to emulate that in the years to come.

In the depths of 2008’s Great Financial Recession, I joined forces with three AIM Investment alumni to launch Brasada. The economy and markets were in turmoil, but we believed it to be a great time to find opportunities for our clients. As an investor, I’m drawn to secular growth at a reasonable price. As an investment advisor, I enjoy being a private chief investment officer to some really impressive and successful people.

When I’m not researching the markets, you might find me doing some kind of manual labor while enjoying 80’s music.

Education & Certifications

  • Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business

    Master of Business Administration, Finance

  • The University of Texas – McCombs School of Business

    Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

  • CFA® charterholder