In Memory of


Brad Gustafson

It is with great sadness that we learned that Brad Gustafson, Vice President-Senior Analyst in the Paris Corporate Finance Group, passed away on April 14th, 2021.

Brad joined the Moody’s team a year ago as a Leverage Finance Analyst. During his tenure at Moody’s, Brad made a strong contribution to the team and brought a fresh view on credit issues. He was liked and respected by all. Brad will be missed by the members of his team and those who had the good fortune to work with him.

In this book we gather the condolences and thoughts from Brad’s colleagues at Moody’s as well as from other professionals he met over the past year.



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Stephanie Dornat

It’s with sadness that I heard Brad passing away. Due to Covid, we haven’t been able to meet in person, however throughout a few email exchanges, I remember someone very kind and respectful. My thoughts are with his family …


Marie Fischer-Sabatie

Although I had only recently joined Brad’s team, I had the opportunity to talk and work with Brad a few times and very much appreciated his great kindness and care about others. My deepest condolences and most comforting thoughts go to his family and friends. …


Guillaume Leglise

I did not have the chance to meet Brad in preson. But from the few exchanges we had on the phone, he seemed to be a very smart and nice person. I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I express my sincere sympathy to you, to Brad’s family and close friends.  …


Sandra Veseli

I was very sad to hear of Brad’s passing. The first time I met Brad was when he interviewed for a position in the leveraged finance team in London years ago. However, at that time, Brad decided he would like to move to Paris and so he did not join the team back then. …


Richard Etheridge

My sincere condolences to Brad’s family and friends on the tragic news. Like many here at Moody’s, I only knew Brad for a year or so. Despite only meeting him virtually in a business environment, I immediately found him to be extremely likeable and good company. He will be much missed. …


Claire Robert

Very shocked about this sad news. Brad and I shared an office for a while, and he showed extraordinary kindness to me in times that were particularly difficult. Such a good person, I will not forget. My thoughts are with his wife and loved ones. So long Brad. xxx …


Samira Laqsil

It is always moving to lose a colleague even more so when someone leaves before their time. I did not have a chance to work with Brad, nevertheless I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends in these difficult times.  …


Mark Habib

Brad was very much liked and appreciated at his prior workplace. He not only impressed his French colleagues, with whom he generously and thoughtfully shared his expertise, but I’d often hear warm words for him across Europe and the US with whomever he worked. He will be remembered by many of us for his …


Marina, from Madrid

As a manager and as a person, we are never ready for when a colleague leaves before time. Brad has left a vacuum behind him that will be hard to fill. Everyone who met Brad in the virtual office benefitted from his kindness, experience, inquisitive spirit and willingness to do well. Testimony of his …


Vanessa Robert

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. My deepest sympathies. …

Vanessa Robert

Eric Kang

Although Brad joined our team fairly recently and during unprecedented circumstances, it feels like he had been with us more longer than that. He had always struck me as a very nice and smart person, two qualities which do not co-exist often enough. He was always willing to share the knowledge he had accumulated …


Eugenio Manzoli

Extremely sad to discover this. I worked with Brad in Paris at his previous job, and he was an incredibly kind, cultivated and curious person. A great collegue and a friend. We will miss you. …



It is with a heavy heart that I learnt about the Brad’s passing, and my thoughts are with Brad’s wife, friends and family during these difficult times. I did not have a chance to meet with Brad face to face given the sanitary situation, but in my few chats with him he struck me …


Yasmina Serghini (Paris)

J’ai été profondément attristée par la nouvelle. Brad était un membre estimé de notre équipe. Nous avons accueilli son esprit inquisiteur, sa volonté de bien faire et sa gentillesse. Brad voulait se rendre utile en partageant ses vues et son expérience et nombreux sont ceux qui en ont bénéficié. Mes pensées vont à sa …


Natasha Watson

So sorry to hear about Bradpa ssing away.  A really nice guy to work with, always helpful and polite. Deepest sympathy to the family. Wishing you peace at this sad time. …


Mauricette Salque

My deepest sympathy to Brad’s family. Brad will certainly be remembered on the Moody’s commercial side as an analyst with strong intellectual leadership and experience. Brad had naturally reached out upon his arrival to better understand the moody’s way of managing commercial and analytical relationship and during few months while he was involved in …



Sorry and surprised to hear this message,. He was a very nice person, I had a chance to work with him in his previous role. May God give him eternal rest and strength to the family to bear the pain. …


Christophe Larpin

I was deeply moved by the very sad news that hit our office by surprise. I did not have a chance to work with Brad, neither did we exchange informally given the extraordinary time we live in. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved. My thoughts are with you and your …



“Nous apprenons la disparition de Brad avec beaucoup d’émotion, et pensons très fort à sa famille, ses proches et ses collègues. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié nos échanges avec Brad, toujours disponible et à l’écoute, pédagogue et inspirant dans ses approches.” L’équipe Colisee …


Catherine Equios

This is very sad news, my thoughts go to the family, to Brad’s wife and friends. …


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