Hi, I'm Brett.

Hi, I'm Brett.

Professional bios are boring. Bullet points are easy. If you've read my book, you know I'm a fan of the "TL'DR" (Too Long; Didn't Read). If you want to check out my professional bio, feel free. If you're on team brevity, here's the TL; DR on me:

TL; DR (the work stuff):

  • It's hard for me to believe it, but I have 25 years of experience leading and managing creative teams in places like Temple University, Razorfish, and Happy Cog.
  • I have experience working in and consulting with teams in start-ups, higher education, nonprofits, large and small agencies, and product development companies.
  • I have a background in community development and management, event planning and production, content strategy and creation, and marketing.
  • Mentored and coached dozens of project managers, designers, managers, operations directors, and agency owners.
  • Founded the Digital PM Summit and has spoken at and curated events globally
    Authored Project Management for Humans in 2017.
  • Created a wealth of Project Management content online for TeamGantt from 2018-2021, when I was their Head of Education.
  • Meyers-Briggs: ENFJ
  • Enneagram profile: The Achiever, The Helper, The Performer

TL; DR (the personal stuff)

  • Grew up in NJ and moved back in 2016.
  • Spend lots of time with family: Emily (wife), Juliet and Sylvie (daughters), and Bert (our French Bulldog).
  • My best free days are spent outside, climbing a mountain.
  • After losing 80+ pounds, I'm very invested in my fitness, thanks in part to Peloton and healthy eating.
  • World traveler. Last trip: Hiked the Tour du Mont Blanch; Next trip: Japan. I've been to England more times than I can count, and I can't wait to go back.
  • Art minor in college, just getting back into studio art.
  • Huge music fan, yet not a musician. I listen to everything from indie to top 40. Chances are I have tickets to a show, and I'd be happy to join you record shopping.

On the side

I like to find fun in everything I do, whether that's digging into complex workflow and finding issues, exploring a National Park with my family, running a conference, or sweating my bodyweight on the Peloton bike. My life and work are balanced by experiences that bring me joy, both at home and at work...which also happens to be at home.

Before the iPhone, I considered myself an amateur photographer. I rarely get the DSLR out anymore, but I still love to take and share photos. Especially when exploring. Some of my favorites are below.