ABOUT
 
Summary


An award-winning digital business, creative, sales, marketing, and project manager who brings exceptional communication, organizational, management, leadership, and problem-solving skills to all organizations.

Sales and Management
» Closed millions of dollars in web related service sales across multiple industries. I took over the management of a struggling web design and development agency in Houston and turned the company around in less than four months; adding new innovative services, expanding the client base, and continued to close hundreds of thousands annually.

Advertising, Marketing, and Communications
»
Creative vision planner, strategist, marketer, and problem solver with extensive experience working in creative, technology, and energy industries.

Project and Account Management

» Highly experienced web project and account manager. Oversaw hundreds of highly successful projects for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses, including BP plc London, BP America, BP Alaska, BP Canada Energy, ampm, ARCO, Castrol, Centex Homes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Christus Health, Schlumberger, and more.

Web Design, Development, Videography, and Graphic Design
» Extensive experience designing, developing and managing hundreds of enterprise-level to medium and small business communications solutions including business websites, applications, digital marketing campaigns, digital signage projects, presentations, videos, photojournalism projects, illustrations, animations, and digital service integrations.


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 and Marketing
» Presentations
» Negotiations
» Web Design and Development
» Digital Marketing
» Marketing Automation
» E-Commerce
» Social Media Marketing
» Email Marketing
» Audio, Video, and Photography
» Digital Signage
» Digital Integrations
» Business Management


Software / Technologies


» CRMs (Infusionsoft, Daylite, and Agile)
» Adobe Creative Suite (Full)
» 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 Digital Communications, Houston, Texas Area. January 2018 to Present.
» Providing a wide range of highly successful business solutions, including web design, web development, e-commerce, digital marketing, project, and business management.

Head of Sales & Projects
The Web Department, LLC, Houston, Texas. May 2004 to January 2018.
Award-winning web development company, providing solutions for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses.
» Responsible for setting the direction, operations, and ensuring continued company success.
» Crafted and refined the company’s service offerings, allowing for continued growth.
» Oversaw the company’s marketing efforts.
» Responsible for the company’s full sales cycle.
» Generated and closed hundreds of thousands of dollars in business web solutions annually.
» Cultivated and leveraged lasting client relationships.
» Managed highly efficient, creative, and effective teams.
» Designed and developed highly successful web solutions for Fortune 500 to medium and small businesses, while serving as the lead project and account manager on many projects.

Digital Application Manager

BP (ven). December 2010 to November 2018. Website: bp.com.
BP plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
» Co-conceived, co-developed, and managed high-profile BP communications solutions, including "BP Metronome", a custom application for managing the business activities of all top corporate leaders globally. The innovative application significantly improved executive personnel management and included a new interactive user interface, never before utilized by the organization. "BP Communities", a custom developed communications solution for relationship management of high-profile BP-sponsored events including the BP MS150 and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Marketing & Accounts Manager
TechOne Centre, Houston, Texas. March 2016 to January 2018.
IT Service provider offering leading IT solutions for business and education.
» Advertised, marketed, and sold the company’s IT services and professional education classes using a variety of methods, including digital marketing drip, social media, and SEO.
» Handed all Infusionsoft marketing automation campaigns, which included creative strategic planning, custom designed ads and emails, analytics assessments, forecasting and market research, and project life cycle management.

Senior Digital Development Manager

BP (ven). March 2004 to February 2016. Website: bp.com.
BP plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
» Responsible for overseeing the design, development, deployment, and management of numerous high-visibility BP internal and external applications and other digital projects for groups and channels throughout the United States and Canada.
» Worked alongside top corporate communications directors in order to achieve results.
» Co-conceived, co-developed, and managed BP’s official North American employee communications intranet, "Planet BP", which was the primary source of company information to over 15,000 each day.
» Oversaw BP’s North American Television signage network, which reached approximately 20,000 employees, contractors, and customers daily.
» Co-developed and managed BP’s official U.S. Paralympic intranet website, which included; creating original event videos, slideshows, unique web features, and other content.
» Designed, co-developed, and managed numerous intranet solutions for various BP business units in the US, Canada, and Europe.


Awards, Work Recognition, and Mention Spotlight


International Association of Business Communicators [Houston Bronze Quill (twice won)]
BP and Brendan Holder twice received the IABC Houston Bronze Quill Award for Excellence in Communications for Planet BP, a communications intranet serving as the company’s primary source for BP and industry news in North America.

The Wall Street Journal – Katrina Gulf Coast Update [International Publication]
WSJ featured PhotosFromKatrina.com in their Gulf Coast Update. Brendan Holder independently produced and provided the majority of the on-location photography for the project — an extensively researched, 140-page (over 400 photo) website covering Katrina's catastrophic effects on coastal Mississippi. The website reached over half a million visitors and served as a primary resource for numerous educational, religious, and commercial institutions throughout North America.

Financial Times of London – Dialogue for BP America President [International News Story]
Highly successful corporate communications solution that allowed the BP president to have a fluid pathway of communication between all employees and top leadership in order to solve company challenges. The success of the project was the focus of a Financial Times of London article titled, US Chief Banks on a Blog to Raise Standards.

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 of two wonderful children
» Motivated, efficient, self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills
» Constantly holds a success-driven mindset



[ Resume (pdf) ]


Brendan Holder LinkedIn Profile   Brendan Holder Flickr Profile