Since June 2007 Brad has been the Chief Economist at Jadwa investment Company in Riyadh. He is also Managing Director of Proprietary Investments, overseeing investment of the bank's own capital, and he is the Vice Chairman of the Management Committee. Prior to joining Jadwa, Brad was the Chief Economist at Samba Financial Group, formerly the Citigroup affiliate Saudi American Bank, in Riyadh. At Samba he was also head of cross-border risk management for the bank, which involved managing the bank's exposures outside Saudi Arabia. Before joining Samba, Brad spent an 18-year career as diplomat, economist, and manager with the U.S. Department of State. During the last three years of his diplomatic career he was in Riyadh as the American Embassy's First Secretary responsible for financial affairs, where he analyzed the Saudi economy for the U.S. Government and conducted financial aspects of US-Saudi relations, such as serving on the US negotiating team for Saudi accession to the World Trade Organization. He has his BA and MA magna cum laude from the University of Utah, and is a CFA charter holder.