Brandi Piacente

  • Professional Experience and Education
    • Anne McBride Company, Managing Director
    • Financial Relations Board, Senior Account Executive
    • Evolve Software (acquired by Oracle), IR Manager
    • Bluedot Software, Investment Consultant
    • UBS, Broker
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature, University of California, Berkeley
    • MBA, Columbia University
  • More About Brandi

    “I live by a saying one of my mentors taught me, ‘Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.’”

    “Since I started the company in 2005, I have been dedicated to finding and developing talent that can execute what I believe is the best IR service model in the industry. It takes great people who have a passion for providing clients with the best and most effective service possible. Not an easy endeavor, but one that has given us a good reputation with a strong track record of success.”

    “Being the best requires a commitment to excellence at all levels of service to our clients and to each other, and our people are dedicated to these principles.”

    “I am confident that whether you are a client, member of the financial community or an employee that you will experience our unique and high-touch approach.”

    Since forming The Piacente Group in 2005, Brandi has established offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco and Miami. She has built a client base with some of the leading companies in their respective industries. The firm is primarily focused in TMT, gaming, biotech, auto & NEV, e-commerce, fintech, logistics and IoT. The firm represents Asia-based companies listed in the U.S., Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

    Fluent in Mandarin, Brandi’s firsthand knowledge of Chinese business and culture comes from extensive travel throughout the region since 2004 and long-established relationships in the Asian corporate and financial sector. In 2021, Brandi was named as a top-five finalist for the American Chamber of Commerce in China Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year Award.

    Brandi is a world Kung-fu champion (Taiwan 1992) and won several national and international championships in the U.S. and Hong Kong. In 2002, she became the first female executive referee in the world to be certified by The World Kung-Fu Federation. She went on to serve as Executive Referee for the full contact divisions during the first World Kung-Fu tournament in Brazil in 2003, the second World Kung-Fu tournament in Singapore in 2006, the third World tournament in Germany in 2009 and again during the World Kung-Fu tournament in Argentina in 2015. She also assisted the U.S. Head Coach in preparing eight of the U.S. Team members of the 2003 full contact team that competed in the World Tournament in Brazil. Brandi currently holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt in East West Martial Arts.