ABOUT
 
Summary

Sales, Advertising, Marketing, and Business Management

» Formulated, nurtured, and closed millions of dollars in sales across multiple industries.
» Strong marketer with a background in creative, technology, and energy industries.
» Highly persuasive communicator: overcoming objections, providing smart negotiations, and building new and lasting relationships.
» Productive and efficient business manager for an award-winning, 20-year web design, and development agency.

Web Project and Account Management
» Extensive experience as a highly effective, web project and account manager on projects for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses, including BP plc London, BP America, BP Exploration Alaska, Castrol, ampm, ARCO, Centex Homes, CanCare, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IABC Houston, Christus Health, and many others.

Web Design, Development, and Graphic Design
» Extensive experience designing, developing, and managing hundreds of enterprise-level web-based solutions, medium and small business websites, marketing campaigns, photo journalism, digital service integrations, and other projects.


Work has appeared or been recognized in

» The Financial Times of London
» The Wall Street Journal
» Junior Scholastic Magazine
» National Geographic Society Libraries
» IABC Houston
» BP Corporate News
» Ole Miss Sea Grant Law Center
» Mississippi State University Campus
» eSchool News: Ed-Tech Insider
» Emerson College of Boston
» New Jersey State Government Education
» Montana State College of Engineering
» and more


Skills / Business Services

» Project and Account Management
» Sales, Marketing and Advertising
» Presentations
» Negotiations
» Web, Graphic Design and Development
» Mobile Application Design
» Oral and Verbal Communications
» Voiceovers and Narrating
» Social Media Marketing
» Digital Communications
» Software and Service Integrations
» Audio, Video (videography) and Photography
» Digital Signage
» Internal and External Communications
» Business Management


Software

» CRMs (Infusionsoft, Daylite and Salesforce)
» Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver)
» Office 365 (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
» Apple (Final Cut Pro, Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
» WordPress
» CSS
» Omni Software
» VideoScribe
» Buffer
» Zapier and IFTTT
» MailChimp and Constant Contact
» Facebook Ad Manager
» Google Adwords and Analytics
» and more
 
Professional Experience

Principal

Brendan Holder, Houston, Texas Area. January 2018 to Present.
Providing a wide range of business solutions including project and account management, web design and development, technical support, voiceovers and narrating, digital marketing, software and service integrations, multi-stage video production, photography, business analysis and consulting, and more.

Digital Application Manager
BP (vendor - contractor), January 2018 to Present.
BP plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
Oversee co-developed internal and external web-based BP communications applications.

Head of Projects & Operations

The Web Department, LLC, Houston, Texas. May 2004 to January 2018.
An award-winning web design and development company providing professional solutions for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses.
Responsible for setting the direction, overseeing ops and ensuring company success.
» Created, enhanced, and refined the company’s offerings to ensure continued growth.
» Was responsible for generating and closing hundreds of thousands in annually.
» Created cutting-edge web solutions for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses.
» Served as lead project and account manager.

Marketing & Accounts Manager
TechOne Centre, Houston, Texas. March 2016 to January 2018.
An award-winning IT Service provider with locations in Houston and Dallas, offering leading IT solutions for business and education.Responsible for the company’s marketing and Apps & Web IT development division
» Successfully advertised, marketed, and sold the company’s services using a wide variety of methods, including digital marketing campaigns (web, email, and social media).

Digital Development Manager

BP (contractor), March 2004 to February 2016.
An award-winning web design and development company providing professional solutions for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses.
Responsible for overseeing the design, development, deployment, and management of high-visibility BP intranet applications and other digital projects for groups and channels throughout the United States and Canada.
» Served as lead project manager. Developed project specifications, designs, provided training, and oversaw key players.
» Worked directly with top corporate communications directors, and other company leaders.
» Co-developed and managed BP’s official employee communications intranet, “Planet BP”.
» Managed BP’s North American TV network, which reached over 20,000 daily.


Awards, Work Recognition and Mention Spotlight

Financial Times of London – “Dialogue” for BP America President Bob Malone [News Story]
Working with BP and Spinvisible, Brendan Holder (The Web Department) oversaw the “Dialogue” project, a blog-style application for BP America Chairman and President Bob Malone. This highly successful communications tool created a dialogue between the company president and the employees. The blog was featured in a Financial Times of London article titled "US Chief Banks on a Blog to Raise Standards."

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC HOU) [2 Bronze Quill Awards]
BP in conjunction with Brendan Holder (The Web Department) and Spinvisible received the IABC Houston Bronze Quill Award for Excellence in Communications twice for “Planet BP”, a corporate intranet, which was the leading source for company and industry news in North America, reaching over 15,000 BP employees daily.

The Wall Street Journal – Hurricane Katrina Gulf Coast Update [Publication Photography]
The Wall Street Journal featured PhotosFromKatrina.com lead photo in their “Gulf Coast Update” a 1-year Hurricane Katrina anniversary special. Brendan produced and contributed the majority of the on-location photography for PhotosFromKatrina.com — an extensively researched, 140-page online photo-essay covering Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic effects on coastal Mississippi. The website reached over half a million visitors and was used as a key educational resource for numerous educational, religious, and commercial institutions throughout the US.

Mississippi State University 10-Year Katrina Anniversary (2015) [On-Campus Gallery Exhibit]
Hurricane Katrina 10-year anniversary gallery special exhibit featuring photos from Brendan.




» Loving father to two wonderful children
» Highly efficient and productive
» Holds a success-driven mindset




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