Brendan has 30 years of IT related entrepreneurial experience and serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. After starting his career and spending almost 10 years at EMC Corporation, Brendan co-founded or was a seed investor and Director in six venture-backed high-tech companies. Two of these companies quickly surpassed $100 million in revenue prior to being sold (Alvarez & Associates LLC, Storage Area Networks Inc. (OTCBB: SANZ)). Three of these start-ups sold to publicly traded companies and two were successfully exited by Brendan in private transactions (Secure Mobile, Sirran, Defense Mobile, GuestMetrics and Qlytics) . Much of Brendan’s professional career has been focused on leading organizations that provide Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Secure Communications solutions to government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies. He has held a top-secret security clearance and has personally led projects within the U.S Army, U.S Special Operations Command, USGS, S&P, Moody’s, Marriott, and many more. Brendan is a Managing Partner at Black Bean Capital and co-founder of 9H Energy and Climate Risk Labs. He is an alumnus of Providence College and Harvard Business School and a proud father of five.