Principal | TRANSACTIONS MARKETING, INC
Brenda is an entrepreneur with 38 years of venture management and tech start-up funding experience in enterprise software, systems and services. She has launched 21 mobile ventures, including Polaris Wireless, the global leader in non-GPS location determination systems, Telerate, the first wireless bond and FX trading system, and Wirelution, the first privately funded mobile data venture for China Mobile’s Internet portal. She was part of the team which built the first global, real time, satellite vessel communications and control system for Exxon. She is founder of TechXel Stamford, LLC, the first pre-seed B2B accelerator in Fairfield County.
Prior to founding Transactions Marketing, Inc., Brenda spent 15 years in enterprise systems and marketing with Exxon, Marine Management Systems and Howmet Aluminum, a subsidiary of Paris-based Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann.
Brenda graduated cum laude from Smith College in economics and received her MBA from the University of Connecticut. She holds a certificate in Telecommunications Management from NYU and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.
A 40 year resident of Stamford, Brenda is a charter organizer for One Million Cups/Stamford, a member of the Steering Committee for Innovate Stamford, a judge for the New Venture Challenge, the CT Entrepreneur Competition and the Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs. She was a finalist in 2018 for the CT Technology Council Women of Innovation awards. She is an active big boat racing sailor, a member of the Storm Trysail Club and a PILOT at Mystic Seaport.