Twaitter is pleased to announce that Brian Blanchard has volunteered his services to mentor Twaitter through its transition to its new site, Gremln (http://gremln.com), which will serve as an enterprise-level suite of tools for social media analysis and engagement through Twitter and Facebook.
Brian Blanchard is a seasoned IT and operations leader, a serial entrepreneur, a hands on technician, and a philanthropist with extensive experience in multiple verticals. He has a strong passion for startups and venture capital environments. Most recently he’s added angel investor to his bag of tricks.
As an entrepreneur, Brian built his first company at the age of 17 and has never stopped. He has over a decade of experience in the development of cutting edge technology solutions. He has been appointed to C-level leadership roles in companies addressing banking, technology, and healthcare. In each organization he has built world class IT and operations organizations. Brian has had successful exits with three organizations and profitable on-going execution with six others. The largest of these was PROvalUSA which grew to an organization with 200 full-time employees and over 20,000 independent consultants in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Since 2009, he has partnered with Microsoft, Zend, Oracle, and others to build technical solutions using products, tools, and techniques before they’ve become commercially available. He is commonly called upon to build and/or train IT teams when a requirement for bleeding edge technology is an integral component of a company’s competitive advantage.
He serves as a director or on the advisory boards of HyperVize, Microsoft’s Community Leadership team, INETA’s Community Champions board, and others.
As a philanthropist and community leader, Brian has assisted in the development of community outreach programs in Saint Louis and around the world including GiveCamp, Coders4Charity, Saint Louis Day of Dot Net, STL Innovation Camp/MATA, COMPTIA CIO Executive Council, Center for the Advancement of Enterprise Architecture, and CIO Forum South Africa.
We are very glad to have Brian’s assistance and look forward to working with him through this exciting transition.
The Twaitter/Gremln Team