Brendan is part of the Operations team at Lock 8, with a focus on leveraging business systems and processes as a source of competitive advantage both internally and across portfolio companies. Never a fan of tedious or repetitive tasks, he has worked throughout his career to maximize efficiency and automation to drive results in a variety of different organizations - from small NPOs to high growth SME SaaS companies. He enjoys collaborating with the different teams in the portfolio to help them maximize their performance throughout their Lock 8 lifecycles. Brendan has a BS in Digital Media from Drexel University and is an AmeriCorps alumnus, having served with City Year in Columbia, SC. As a lover of all things outdoors he can frequently be found biking or hiking in the mountains around his adopted hometown of Asheville, NC - often joined by his wife Adrian and dog Harper, but generally not his two cats (they're pretty lazy).