Brano is Chief Investment Officer at San Francisco 49ers and a Managing Partner at Aurum Partners LLC, the family office fund affiliated with the owners of the San Francisco 49ers. Brano focuses on early stage and growth equity investment opportunities in sports, technology and strategically adjacent consumer markets where the portfolio companies can leverage the 49ers access and network to help drive product adoption and accelerate growth.
Brano is a board member of VenueNext.
Before Aurum, Brano was a technology investment banker in Menlo Park and London where he advised technology clients on a variety of corporate financing and strategic advisory transactions. He completed numerous M&A, private and public equity and debt transactions with $15+ billion in aggregate value.
Prior to this, Brano spent several years with the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago, working on corporate strategy and business development assignments for Fortune 500 companies. Brano holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Business School. Originally from Bosnia, Brano lives with his wife Melissa, and their daughters Katarina and Emilia in Atherton, CA.