category: SKILLS

Brendan's Skills

The following is a list of skills Brendan has mastered over his 30+ year career. This list is not exhaustive, as he has honed hundreds of other skills not mentioned here. Brendan’s primary expertise includes Thought Leadership, Financial Modeling, Team Building, Managing large and complex projects, Start-ups, Data Productization and Monetization, Conflict Resolution, AI, AI Ethics, Climate Risk, Sustainability and Business Process Engineering.

Skills Table
Skill Description
Leadership Guiding and motivating teams to achieve business objectives.
Strategic Planning Developing long-term business strategies to achieve organizational goals.
Decision Making Making timely and effective decisions to steer the organization.
Entrepreneurship Starting and growing new businesses or initiatives.
Start-ups Managing the unique challenges and opportunities associated with early-stage companies.
Financial Management Managing financial resources, budgeting, and financial reporting.
Stakeholder Management Engaging and communicating with stakeholders throughout the business lifecycle.
Stakeholder Communication Effectively conveying information to team members, stakeholders, and the public.
Risk Management Identifying, assessing, and mitigating organizational risks.
Fundraising Developing strategies to raise donations and secure funding for non-profits.
Problem Solving Addressing and resolving issues that arise in the organization.
Strategic Partnership Development Building and maintaining strategic alliances with other organizations.
Project Management Planning, executing, and overseeing projects to ensure timely and successful completion.
Innovation Driving innovation to improve processes and products.
Team Building Creating and nurturing effective teams to achieve business objectives.
Marketing and Communications Promoting the organization’s mission and activities to attract support and stakeholders.
Customer Focus Prioritizing customer needs and ensuring their satisfaction.
Ethical Leadership Leading with integrity and ensuring ethical practices throughout the organization.
Business Development Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities to drive growth.
Analytical Thinking Analyzing data to make informed decisions.
Adaptability Adjusting plans and approaches as needed in response to changes.
Community Engagement Engaging with the community to build support and awareness for the organization’s mission.
Change Management Managing changes to the organization’s structure, processes, and culture.
Cross-Functional Collaboration Leading and collaborating with different departments and teams across the organization.
Quality Management Ensuring deliverables meet quality standards and requirements.
Continuous Improvement Implementing processes and practices to continuously improve operations and performance.
AI Ethics Ensuring AI applications adhere to ethical standards and guidelines.
AI Governance Establishing policies and frameworks to ensure responsible AI use.
Machine Learning Managing the development of algorithms and models that enable computers to learn from and make decisions based on data.
Deep Learning Expertise in neural networks and architectures for complex pattern recognition.
Computer Vision Expertise in Computer Vision platform development enabling machines to interpret and process visual information.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) Expertise in designing systems that understand and generate human language.
AI Bias Detection Identifying and mitigating biases in AI models to ensure fairness.
AI Automation Implementing AI-driven automation for process optimization.
Prompt Writing Crafting effective prompts to guide AI responses and outputs.
ChatGPT Utilizing OpenAI’s ChatGPT for conversational AI applications and automation.
Custom GPTs Creating and managing custom versions of GPT models tailored to specific needs.
Midjourney Using Midjourney for AI-driven image generation and creative projects.
Gemini Leveraging Gemini for advanced data analysis and AI solutions.
Perplexity Applying Perplexity AI for natural language understanding and generation tasks.
Copilot Using GitHub’s Copilot for AI-assisted coding and development.
Claude Utilizing Claude AI for conversational AI and customer support automation.
Llama 2 Implementing Llama 2 for robust AI and machine learning applications.
Data Monetization Converting data into revenue through analysis, insights, and data-driven product strategies.
Data Management Managing and organizing large datasets for training AI models.
Data Security Ensuring the security and privacy of data used in AI applications.
Model Deployment Deploying AI models into production environments.
Cloud Computing Utilizing cloud platforms for AI development and deployment.
Big Data Technologies Working with big data tools and frameworks like Hadoop and Spark.
Research and Development Leading R&D efforts to innovate and improve AI technologies.
Performance Optimization Improving the efficiency and accuracy of AI models.
Software Engineering Applying software development principles in AI projects.
Business Acumen Understanding business needs and how AI can address them.
Financial Modeling Creating detailed proforma models to forecast financial performance.
Resource Allocation Efficiently managing resources to maximize organizational impact.
AI & Data Regulatory Knowledge Understanding and adhering to industry regulations and legal requirements.
Grant Writing Writing compelling grant proposals to secure funding.
Grant Management Managing the grant submission process and ensuring compliance with grant requirements.
Climate Risk Analytics Evaluating climate change impacts on sectors to inform mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Climate Risk Data Managing and analyzing climate data to assess and mitigate future risks.
ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Integrating ESG considerations into business operations and strategies.
Scenario Generation / Planning Creating and analyzing potential future scenarios to prepare strategic responses.
Crisis Management Handling and resolving crises effectively and efficiently.
Presentation Skills Delivering engaging and informative presentations to diverse audiences.
Public Speaking Effectively communicating the organization’s mission and needs to various audiences.
Vendor Management Managing relationships and contracts with external vendors.
Advanced Analytics Applying advanced analytical techniques to extract insights from data.
Policy Development Creating and implementing policies to guide organizational operations and ensure compliance.
Procedure Documentation Documenting procedures to ensure consistency and efficiency in operations.
Client Communication Interacting with clients to understand their needs and deliver accordingly.
Product Development Designing and developing new products to meet market needs and drive business growth.
Software Development Creating software applications through coding, testing, and maintenance.
Identity and Access Management Implementing and managing systems to control user access to information.
Service Mesh Utilizing service mesh architectures to manage microservices communication.
Government Contracting Securing and managing contracts with government agencies.
Telecommunication Understanding and managing telecommunication technologies and services.
Agile Methodology Applying Agile principles and practices for project management and software development.
Program Development Creating and overseeing programs that align with the organization’s mission.
WordPress Development Building and customizing WordPress websites, including theme and plugin development.
Video Editing Editing videos using software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, or DaVinci Resolve.
Renewable Energy / U.S. Power Grid Knowledge of renewable energy sources and the U.S. power grid infrastructure.
Solar Power Expertise in solar power technologies and applications.
Hyperscale Data Centers Managing large-scale data centers with high efficiency and reliability.
Carbon Markets Understanding and participating in carbon trading and carbon offset markets.
Crypto Understanding cryptocurrencies, blockchain, DeFi, security, regulations, and developing blockchain applications.
Distributed Ledger Technology Knowledge of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies.
Data Quality Management Ensuring the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of data.
Data Architecture Designing and managing the data architecture to support business needs.
Business Intelligence Leveraging data to provide actionable business insights.
Metadata Management Managing metadata to ensure data is easily accessible and usable.
Data Strategy Development Creating and implementing strategies for data management and utilization.
Digital Marketing Using video content for digital marketing and social media.
Branding Ensuring consistency in branding across websites and videos.