Brandon Avrutin

Venture Partner, Rethink Education


Brandon Avrutin is a Venture Partner at Rethink Education.  Brandon joined the team in 2012 as a Vice President and was later promoted to Partner. Prior to joining the Rethink Education team,  Brandon was an Investment Associate at Seavest Investment Group where he was working on private equity and venture capital deals focused on technology investments in the education sector.

Prior to Seavest, Brandon spent three years as an Investment Banking Analyst with Lazard’s M&A and Restructuring groups. At Lazard, Brandon focused on financial institutions and worked on numerous transactions resulting from the credit crisis including the sale of Bear Stearns to JPMorgan, the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, and the U.S. Treasury’s investment in GMAC Financial Services, as well as the reverse merger of KKR Private Equity Investors with KKR & Co. Brandon received his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Middlebury College.