Bransford Pickett has a BSc Engineering from University of Michigan and a MSc in Finance with concentration in Financial Risk from San Diego State University. He is a long-time member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He is a License P.E. (Professional Engineer) and with over 30 years diverse experience in engineering: design, production manufacturing and strategic business management. He commenced his career at NASSCO (National Steel and Ship Building Co). where he spent 25+ years in ship design, production and commissioning. He was part of several renowned military and commercial ship design and construction projects including the USNS Mercy, and the USNS Comfort Hospital Ships, as well as the Design, construction and repair of MV Exxon Mobil Valdez. Bransford is a Diplomate- Forensic Engineer and the Founder and President of Systems Engineering and Forensic Services Inc. where he investigated and appeared as an expert witness for several renowned cases in the US such the March 2008 New York City crane collapse, and the Google Building Crane collapse in Seattle Washington in April 2019. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a main committee member of the following Standards Development Committee - the B30, the BTH and the P30 committees. He is also a Director on the Board for the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals, ACRP.