With a background in business development, customer success, project management, and training and development in various verticals such as airline, hospitality, restaurant, real estate, and non-profit, Brenda brings a wealth of business and management consulting experience to Hware’s clients.
Brenda is the co-founder of ProPlanr.com, a planning and collaboration task management software system for management consulting firms and teams – currently in private beta.
Brenda is passionate about giving back and has fundraised and crowdfunded over 450K for various social and environmental causes. She is the founding organizer of three business Meetup groups in the greater Sacramento area that focuses on economic development, diversity and inclusion, and technology – all of which are still active today.
She was nominated in 2017 and 2018 by the Sacramento National Association of Women Business Owners for Outstanding Woman Leader. In 2018 she was invited by Google to attend a private summit for female founders. She was selected as one of forty Fellows (out of 500 applicants) to attend the inaugural conference, “How I Built This” hosted by NPR and American Express in 2018.
Brenda holds a B.S. in the College of Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chuck Horton has architected, built, delivered, and supported 25 custom software enterprise applications in 18 different programming languages.
As a business management and technology consultant, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, public agencies, non-profits, and small to medium size businesses.
He sat on the Board of Directors of Sierra Forever Families for seven years, a non-profit based in Sacramento that helps kids in the foster care system find permanent family homes. He served two years as board president and played a lead role in putting together a succession plan for their executive director of 25 years. In addition, he was instrumental in leading a successful six million dollar capital campaign for Sierra Forever Families during the great recession of 2008.
He attended Sacramento State University where he played on the tennis team.
Learn more about Chuck’s technology expertise right here on GitHub. Connect with Chuck on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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