Director of Corporate Development & Innovation, Prysm institute
Brandon Kortokrax is the Head of Corporate Development & Ventures at both the Center for Healthcare Innovation and the Prysm Institute. At CHI he focuses on business development and corporate relationship building along with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. At Prysm Institute, Brandon advises and consults early-stage companies on fundraising, business development, and strategy. Brandon also is responsible for building and managing the accelerator at Prysm for ventures across life science, healthcare, and technology.
Since leaving The Ohio State University with his Finance degree, Brandon has excelled in the corporate finance and commercial investment banking industries including work in large-scale industrial manufacturing, logistics, financial services, real estate, and technology. Brandon has had success scaling startups through business development and fundraising efforts, building financial models to analyze profitability of new projects, scrutinizing mergers and acquisitions, communicating financials to an array of people from CTOs and CFOs to mechanical and software engineers, and selling clients over $5B in structured finance deals.
In his free time, while completing his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Brandon works for Bastion Health, a men’s digital health and diagnostics startup, on revenue operations, new partnerships, and fundraising. Brandon also volunteers his time to support inner city education initiatives, teaching financial literacy, and helping veterans as an advisor for an initiative called Special Operation Forces Innovators & Entrepreneurs (SOFIE). Most recently, he has completed the University of Oxford’s Venture Finance Program.
Brandon has an enthusiasm for improving the world through new technology, and he strives to find situations where he can leave an indelible mark through creation and growth. He is particularly dedicated to and passionate about equity in the financial and healthcare systems.