Brett Brende, Vice President, B. E. Smith

Brett Brende, MBA

Vice President, Southwest Division

Professional Experience

As the Vice President of the Southwest Division for B. E. Smith, Brett Brende brings over 17 years of experience in talent assessment and management, customer and employee satisfaction, and business development. Mr. Brende has excelled at building trust and developing relationships with his clients to provide solutions in a style that is responsive, professional, and personal.

Prior to joining B. E. Smith, Mr. Brende began his career assisting organizations around the globe in the selection and development of talent. His experience involved working in the healthcare and hospitality industries and included work with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. With this foundation, he spent the next seven years collaborating with organizations of all sizes to reengineer and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty initiatives to drive growth. Most recently, Mr. Brende utilized his sales and marketing acumen to partner with healthcare, pharmaceutical and other industries to improve market outcomes through technology.

Education and Credentials

Mr. Brende holds a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources from the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from South Dakota State University.