lessons from WALL STREET
Brandon Pope, author of Lessons from WALL STREET
Brandon Pope has built and works on advising around $1 billion in investment portfolio assets and total personal fortunes exceeding $3 billion. Brandon brings a unique perspective to spiritual investment planning, giving and wealth.
Brandon Pope has spent more than 20 years of his career providing financial advice for close to 100 of the nation’s wealthiest high net-worth individuals, families, trusts, estates and foundations. He began advising clients of the international accounting and consulting firms of KPMG & PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Though currently he advises clients with the premier Wall Street investment management firm Bernstein Global Wealth Management, a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P., whose combined assets total close to $500 billion.
His realization that faith is more than two hours on Sunday, began on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico in the back of a 16-seat passenger van. After witnessing the extreme poverty in Juarez, he wanted to shift focus away from money he was earning in his personal life and the lives of some of his clients. This culminated in a set of Spiritual tools that celebrate our choice to be Greedy for God™ through deposits of Time and Money for Others, rather than Ourselves.
Brandon Pope practices the balancing his role as a financial advisor by writing books and carrying his message of Christ-centered service and giving across the nation. This effort has led to over 40 unique guest appearances on radio, television and in print. Brandon’s appearances have included Crown Financial Ministries’ MoneyLife Radio, the Moody Broadcasting Network (a Divison of the Moody Bible Institute), and Janet Parshall’s America. His television appearances have included WATC-TV 57's Atlanta LIVE, Crossroads Television’s "100 Huntley Street" (Toronto, Canada) and he is scheduled to appear in Dallas, Texas on Daystar’s "Celebration" in February 2010.
Brandon plays a passionate role in multiple organizations that serve local and international causes related to poverty, homelessness, education, hunger and prison ministry including Habitat for Humanity, Amor Ministries, Prison Entrepreneurship Program, SoupMobile, Global Advance and many others. He is a founding member of the North Texas Christian Foundation and serves on the Trinity Christian Academy Foundation Investment Committee. Brandon’s work focuses on mentoring, discipleship, conscious capitalism and social justice.
Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Accounting degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is truly a student of his profession, gathering the following designations and licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).
Brandon, his wife and two children call Cornerstone, the contemporary worship community of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, their home and have resided in Dallas since 1993.