Chief Financial Officer
Ken Brause is Chief Financial Officer of Burford with responsibility for managing and overseeing Burford’s global finances and financial strategy. In that capacity, he oversees Burford’s funding, capital management, financial reporting, and investor relations, and is a member of Burford’s Management Committee and an ex officio member of the Commitments Committee.
Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Brause was Chief Financial Officer of NYSE-listed OnDeck Capital [ONDK]. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of CIT Group and CIT Bank with responsibility for all areas of CIT’s Treasury function, including funding and liquidity, investments, balance sheet management and capital management. After beginning his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, he spent over 30 years in the financial services industry with leadership positions and senior finance roles at Bank of New York (now BNY Mellon), Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, American General (now AIG) and Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank). Throughout his career, he worked with managements and boards in providing advice on strategy, mergers and restructurings, and in raising debt and equity capital, often working with companies during periods of transition or transformation.
Mr. Brause received his MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (now known as the Booth School of Business) and his BS of Economics in Finance and Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.