Brendan has 30 years of IT related entrepreneurial experience and serves as the foundations Chairman. 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. Three of these start-ups sold to publicly traded companies and two were successfully exited by Brendan in private transactions. Much of Brendan’s professional career has been focused on leading organizations that provide Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Secure Communications solutions. Brendan is a Managing Partner at Black Bean Capital, co-founder of 9H Energy and the Chief Technology Officer of Riskthinking.AI. He is an alumnus of Providence College and Harvard Business School and a proud father of five.