President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce; Wisconsin Angel Network

Zach Brandon became President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce in November 2012. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce represents more than 1,300 organizations and is focused on creating a foundation for growth for the Greater Madison region.

Prior to joining the Greater Madison Chamber Zach was the director of the Wisconsin Angel Network, an early stage investment organization focused on increasing equity investments in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs. Zach also served as the vice chair of public policy for the national Angel Capital Association.

Previously Zach served as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and served in the agency’s senior policy and external affairs role. Zach advised the Governor, Commerce Secretary and the Legislature on global trade and business development strategies with a heavy emphasis on expansion, investment and entrepreneurial development.

An experienced entrepreneur and small business owner, Zach was part of the leadership team of three start-ups. He was president and chief executive officer of Laundry 101, which in 2003 topped USA Today’s “Best Places” to do laundry.

Zach earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Management from Kent State University.