Brandt Johnson is a co-founder and principal of Syntaxis, a communication skills training firm based in New York City. A former investment banker and speechwriter, Brandt has conducted presentation skills training for executives at major organizations across the U.S. He is also a playwright, actor, and lifelong athlete who played professional basketball in Europe and on tour against the Harlem Globetrotters. Brandt graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in mathematics and has an M.B.A. in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.