CEO Global X-Network
President and CEO Global Connexus
Brenda is a founding partner of the “Global X-Network”. The mission of the Network is to build a new theory about uncertainty (Theory of Surprise) and develop pragmatic understandings of resilience of national/international economies and organizations and cities. The Global X-Network is a global organization of cross discipline researchers from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic,USA and Finland.
Brenda has held executive management roles as founder and CEO Global Connexus, President Codenomicon US Operations, CIO ReadRite, VP Application Services AristaSoft, VP Professional Service CompuCom, Director IT Safeguard Business Systems and Director IT Prime Minister Trudeau’s office.
As an integral part of these management teams two of these start-ups grew to $1.5B in sales in less than 5 years each and successfully raised over $200mil in Venture Capital. As a result of these positions, Brenda has been involved in a number of vertical markets in the US and Asia and is very familiar with their business processes, products, services and competition. Brenda was also responsible for an outsourced operation in Hyderabad India.
Brenda has personally worked closely over the past five years with many Finnish companies to assist them in launching and building their networks in North America and including two plus years as President of US Operations for Codenomicon a software security company.
Specialties: Executive management, international marketing, start-up consulting, connecting the world through relationships.
Education: Accelerated Executive MBA Program Stanford University, CA ; BA of Math and Computer Science University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario
Co-founder CISE – Consortium of Information Systems Executives
Co-author of book: CIO Wisdom, Publisher: Prentice Hall, Spring 2002, ISBN:0-13-141115-2