Marlon Brand


Marlon is a Director and started his career at IMPROVED in 2017 as an intern.

Marlon works with entrepreneurs and high-growth Technology companies, advising them on their M&A sell-side and growth financing requirements. He has a strong track record in SaaS, marketplaces and sustainability. Marlon particularly enjoys working with organisations that make a positive impact on society.

Marlon’s drive and passion have, over the years, been recognised by several awards. Notably, Marlon has twice won the ACG Innovation award, having led Fairphone and United Wardrobe on their respective transactions. In 2020 he received a nomination for the Young M&A Talent of the year by the Dutch M&A Community.

Marlon rejoined IMPROVED in 2023, after 1.5 years of valuable hands-on management experience at Shypple (Chief of Staff and later Interim CFO) – a leading digital freight forwarding platform based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Marlon attended the University of the Pacific, where he obtained a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He also holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Investment from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Away from the workplace, Marlon is known for being a highly accomplished tennis player and, at one stage, considered pursuing his love of the sport to a professional level.