Brendan a proven business leader with a track record of driving strategy, product, and operational initiatives to success at GeoDecisions. For the last 22 years he’s led innovative and progressive geospatial software development in the Defense, Logistics, Telecommunications and Commercial Software Development industries. In his role as GeoDecisions President and as a Gannett Fleming Senior Vice President and Global Business Line Director, he leads our customers and employees to achieve the success they envision.
Brendan previously served as GeoDecisions’ senior vice president and operations manager, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm. He also served as program manager for the patented IRRIS®geospatial decision support system. Brendan is a frequent presenter at geospatial events and contributor to geospatial and logistics publications. He and his team have been the recipient of numerous awards.
Prior to joining GeoDecisions in 1999, Brendan was a senior technical lead for L. Robert Kimball and Associates’ Telecommunications and Technology Division, where he developed innovative applications to support the next generation of E-911 services. He also worked for Rand McNally and Company in the New Media Division as team member of the CODiE™ award-winning, first generation, commercial address routing and mapping products TripMaker®, StreetFinder®, and the New Millennium World Atlas®. Brendan holds a bachelor of science in geography from The Pennsylvania State University, and he is a Microsoft® Certified Professional, a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional, and a member of URISA, PaMAGIC, VAMLIS, and the NDTA.
Brendan resides in the ham capital of the world, beautiful, historic Smithfield, VA. He enjoys spending time with his wife Michele and their two sons, Noah and Jack. He’s an avid outdoor person, being active as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America serving in various capacities at the unit and district level. His goal is to camp out 20-30 nights a year and to finish climbing the highest point in all 50 states. To date, he’s completed 20 states, and intends to finish the last 32 with his sons. This past year, Brendan rafted the Gauley River in West Virginia during its annual run in October. Brendan also coaches basketball in the local Upward league and is active in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Smithfield.
Although living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for the last decade and half, Brendan is still a Western Pennsylvania boy at heart, returning often to visit friends and family. You can find him on Sunday’s in the fall and winter rooting for the Steelers, cheering for the Penguins in the spring, and hoping the Pirates can compete in the NL Central during the summer.