“Randolph has a story almost as compelling as the historical figures the company is based on. Raised in South Central Los Angeles, he was plucked by the A Better Chance program for inner-city kids and placed in the prestigious Thacher School in the quiet town of Ojai, Calif. After graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he flung himself into the brokerage world. He worked his way up to handling gold and oil commodities at a major hedge fund, but he says the company went bust in the Bernie Madoff scandal.”
_ “The Bicycle Maker That’s Creating Good Jobs for Ex-Cons.” Bloomberg Magazine, October 11, 2017
Brandale’s work with disadvantaged populations earned him a TEDtalk at the inaugural TEDxTexasTechUniversity in 2013 titled "Stop Throwing Breakfast Sandwiches at the Poor." He has authored two books related to poverty "Me & My Broke Neighbor: The 7 Things I Learned About Success Just by Living Next to Him..." and "Like Cavemen & Quail: Poverty Beyond Income and Mindset" both now available on Amazon and other book retailers all over the world. He has given more than two dozen guest lectures on Social Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation at Universities and Colleges such as Babson College, Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business, and Lubbock Christian University.
He now lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and two sons.
Photography courtesy of Rhys Logan.