Brandon Millan is a Los Angeles-based corporate strategist and entertainment & tech executive — with academic faculty appointments to Pepperdine University and Santa Monica College. He has published on a range of issues related to democratization, international politics, and human capital flight with recent public scholarship and journal publications having appeared in The Diplomat, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Critical Asian Studies and American Journal of Chinese Studies.
Mr. Millan's record of public service include positions on the West Hollywood Public Facilities Commission (serving as vice chair from 2018 to 2019), Greening West Hollywood Standing Committee, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Advisory Committee, and as a delegate to the California Democratic Party. He serves on the Pepperdine Alumni Leadership Council and the investment committees of California Masonic Foundation and California Scottish Rite Foundation. In 2018 and 2019, Mr. Millan chaired the 42nd and 43rd Annual Stoney Awards, respectively.
In the private sector, Mr. Millan is Vice President of Corporate Development at Ostendo Technologies having held the same role at Grandview | Automatik, the Los Angeles-based content creator. Previously, he was an executive at ICM Partners and an investment adviser in the Private Client Group at Wells Fargo Advisors, specializing in alternative assets.
Mr. Millan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University and his master’s degree from National Chengchi University at Taipei. He studied as a Huayu Scholar at National Taiwan University before being awarded the Taiwan Scholarship. In 2017, Mr. Millan was honored by his alma mater as the Seaver College Young Alumni Awardee.