Michael Brownell High Yield Strategist Share Add Download Print Mr. Brownell is a vice president in the Newport Beach office and a strategist on the credit team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1996, he was an accountant in the annuities department of Pacific Life. Mr. Brownell has served in numerous capacities at PIMCO, including fund administrator, pricing and performance specialist, and most recently senior marketing associate. He has 22 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.