Brandon Drew of SaaS Growth Ventures joins Guardian Alliance Technologies Inc. Advisory Board
March 3, 2021
Stockton, California — March 3, 2021 — Guardian Alliance Technologies Inc. (Guardian) announced that Brandon L. Drew has joined the Guardian Advisory Board, adding further to a deep bench of talented advisors.
Brandon Drew is a technology investor with a deep passion for the entrepreneurial spirit of startup companies. He is a five-time founder or founding employee of startups, with three successful exits. Drew specializes in operational efficiency and building and scaling products that have achieved great market penetration, specifically in the SaaS (software as a service) space.
“Brandon’s success and leadership is incredibly valuable for our company at this pivotal time. We’re seeing immense growth as law enforcement agencies across the country are joining the Guardian Alliance and using our software to streamline their background investigation process,” said Guardian founder Justin Biedinger. “Brandon’s counsel and experience will help us scale our growth and set us up for continued success as the market leader in background investigation technology.”
Working with Guardian is an exciting proposition for Brandon, as he recognizes the transformative potential Guardian’s software holds for the public safety industry at large.
“It is every law enforcement agency’s duty and responsibility to come into the digital age and utilize the tools the private sector has to offer. The automation Guardian provides brings agencies with outdated processes into the 21st Century and allows them to focus on what they do best, which is selflessly protecting the public. This is an uncommon opportunity to see commercial success coincide with doing something fundamentally healthy and helpful for the general public,” said Drew.
After working for and founding several startup companies around the world, Brandon found his calling as a mentor for startup companies. He currently serves as a mentor at 500 Startups, Highway 1, and the Center of Innovation Entrepreneurship at Cal Poly SLO, and is a managing partner at SaaS Growth Ventures, an early growth venture fund with a Private Equity operational approach to scaling revenue and sales for SaaS companies in the US market. In addition to his expertise in technology startups, Drew has experience and success in several other industries including bankruptcy fraud research for the Department of Justice and financial advisory services at Merrill Lynch, where he and his team managed over $450MM of alternative investments and specialized products.
Guardian CEO Ryan Layne added, “We are extremely excited to have Brandon join the Guardian Alliance Advisory Board. His breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise around developing successful SaaS solutions makes him sought after by many companies and we are blessed to have him on board. Brandon is a great addition to the team and his presence will help ensure we deliver best-in-class solutions to our marketplace and stakeholders.”
Guardian Alliance Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc. are dedicated to protecting the integrity of the law enforcement profession through innovative solutions, technology, and strategic partnerships aimed at improving the process of vetting and hiring law enforcement professionals.