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Matthew R. McBrady joins Taser board of directors

TaserTASER International, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical weapons and body worn cameras, announced the addition of Matthew R. McBrady to its board of directors.

Dr. McBrady was previously a member of the TASER Board before temporarily stepping down in 2014 to serve as the Chief Investment Officer for BlackRock's flagship Multi-Strategy hedge fund (MuSt).

Dr. McBrady began his career in 1998 as an international economist with President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department.

He subsequently served as an award-winning professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Dr. McBrady left academia in 2006 to become a private equity investor at Bain Capital where he remained until joining Silver Creek Capital Management as Managing Director and Head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management in 2009.

In January 2014, Dr. McBrady left Silver Creek to build and run BlackRock's Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund Platform as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer.

In October of 2016, he left BlackRock to rejoin the Board of TASER International and focus on investing in and advising rapidly growing companies.

Dr. McBrady holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University, a M.Sc. degree in International Economics from Oxford University (U.K.) where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Masters and Ph.D. degree in Business Economics from Harvard University.

He has published a significant body of work in various academic finance journals and has co-authored case studies for the Harvard Business School.


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