Brent has more than 20 years of executive management experience, with a range of experience as a high tech marketing executive focused on high-growth, turnaround, and entrepreneurial marketing assignments. In 1986, Brent co-founded NewCity Communications, an alternative media company in Chicago (www.NewCity.com).
In 1996, Brent moved to Oregon to run marketing at ABC Technologies, where he won several software marketing awards. The company was eventually sold to SAS Institute, the largest private software company in the world. In 2000, Brent was recruited to run marketing at fast-growing WebTrends. The company grew from $19 million to $61 million in his first year. The company was acquired by NetIQ. In 2003, Brent was named one the top B2B marketers of the year. In 2005, the WebTrends division was sold off to Francisco Partners, a private equity firm.
In 2006, Brent became CMO of Touch Clarity out of London, where he repositioned the company, launched an industry analyst program, made key partner business development introductions, which played a key role in eventually selling the company to Omniture just 9 months later. Brent then spent the next 18 months at Omniture as a company evangelist and strategic marketing executive, before leaving to start Second Porch Inc.