ABOUT
 
Summary


Sales, Advertising, Marketing, and Business Management
» Formulated, nurtured, and closed millions of dollars in sales across multiple industries.
» Persuasive communicator: overcome objections, negotiate, and build relationships.
» Marketer with extensive experience in creative, technology, and energy industries.
» Successful business manager for a 20-year, award-winning, industry-leading, web design, and development agency.

Web Project and Account Management
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Highly experienced project and account manager, overseeing projects for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses, including BP plc London, BP America, BP Alaska, BP Canada Energy, Castrol, ampm, ARCO, Centex Homes, CanCare, The Web Department, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IABC Houston, Christus Health, and more.  

Web Design, Development, and Graphic Design

» Extensive experience designing, developing, and managing hundreds of web-based, enterprise-level to medium and small business solutions including, business websites, applications, digital marketing campaigns, digital signage projects, videos and animations, photo journalism projects, digital service integrations, and more.


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
» Oral and Verbal Communications
» Voiceovers
» Social Media Marketing
» Digital Communications
» Software and Service Integrations
» Audio, Video, and Photography
» Digital Signage
» Internal and External Communications
» Business Management


Software


» CRMs (Infusionsoft, Daylite, and Agile)
» 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, tech support, voiceovers and narrating, digital marketing, software and service integrations, multi-stage video production, photography, business analysis, and consulting.

Digital Application Manager
BP (vendor - contractor), January 2018 to November 2018.
BP plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
Oversaw 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 operations, and ensuring success.
» Created, enhanced, and refined the company’s offerings to ensure continued growth.
» Responsible for closing hundreds of thousands in small business web solutions annually.
» Developed cutting-edge web solutions for large to medium and small businesses.
» Served as lead project and account manager on all projects.

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.
BP plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
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.
» Worked directly with top corporate communications directors, and other company leaders.
» Co-developed and managed BP’s North American employee comms intranet, “Planet BP”.
»  Managed BP’s North American TV network, which reached over 20,000 people in multiple business offices daily.


Awards, Work Recognition, and Mention Spotlight


Financial Times of London – “Dialogue” for BP America President Bob Malone
International News Publication

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 Houston)
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” 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)
University On-Campus 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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