Brendan LaCounte is a Senior Scientist in FICO Scores Development. He contributes to the research and development of the core FICO® Score while specializing in new scoring products and solutions leveraging alternative data. Brendan lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and holds B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Management from New Mexico Tech, an M.S. in Statistics and Computational Finance from Purdue University, and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Northwestern University.