Hi, my name’s Brendan and I’m the Director of Business Development in the Americas for DoubleCloud.
I started back in January of this year (2023 if you’re reading this blog a year or three from now), being shown the ropes by my fellow American, Adam Jennings.
I’ve spent the last three years at AWS as an Account Manager, helping companies like DoubleCloud grow their revenue.
Before that however, I spent over twenty years at organizations like Oracle, Google, and AWS.
In fact, I sometimes feel like I made a bit of a bet with myself back in 2008 about the success of the Cloud and my career in it, and have to say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride ever since.
I’m super excited to continue my cloud journey with DoubleCloud, expanding its presence in the United States.
Outside of work you’ll normally find me watching American Football or re-watching Game of Thrones.
It goes without saying I love hanging out with my wife and family, I love food (as anyone who’s met me will attest to) and of course, red wine!
What a lot of people don’t know about me is that I’m a fourth-generation Washingtonian.
My grade school, high school, and college are all in Washington and my wife is a native Washingtonian as well, working in the real estate marketplace.
The Washington I know is personal, filled with cousins and friends with whom I’ve stayed close to over the years.
However, I still regularly walk around my beautiful city to revisit all of its historic buildings and monuments.
Despite the fact I’m DoubleCloud’s Business Development Director for the America’s, Europe will always hold a special place in my heart.
I became a huge fan of international football (soccer) there back in 2006 during the World Cup (I was actually visiting Ireland at the time to watch the Ryder Cup).
The passion of the fans and the skill of the players however completely won me over.
I went back two years later with my wife, this time to Paris, and the Euros were on and then in 2016 we came back again, this time with my daughter to visit Spain and the Euros were on again… It seems every time I come to Europe there’s a huge football tournament on!
Funnily, during my 2008 visit to Paris we ran into an American couple from Pittsburgh… then bumped into them again… and again.
It’s a small ol’ world sometimes!
Finally, to round this article off, the marketing team asked me, if I could invite any three famous people (alive or dead) over for a dinner party, who would it be and why?
My first choice would have to be Jesus of course.
After that though I’d love to meet Joe Gibbs (the former Washington Redskins Coach) and finally Martin Luther King.