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Brooklyn, NY
February 19, 2020

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Driven Project Manager with a

demonstrated track record for

managing complex projects and

impacting business results in fast-

paced, value-driven, creative

environments. Leader and

influencer with internal/external

stakeholders and teams delivering

results within aggressive timelines

and budgets. Diligently manages

trade-offs between scope, time,

cost and quality.


• Innovation and Leadership

• Value-driven delivery

• Continuous Improvement

• Schedule Management

• Budgeting

• Lean Agile Methodology

• Risk Management

• Adaptive planning

• Scope Management

• Stakeholder Engagement


• Microsoft Project


• Visio

• eDrawings

• Salesforce

• Slack

• Microsoft Office Suite

• Apple Suite

• Google Suite

The Drone Racing League, New York, New York: May 2018 - Nov 2019 Project Manager

• Managed multiple advanced technology racing and military drone development projects.

• Responsible for Scheduling Management for multiple hardware and embedded software development projects.

• Facilitated project risk analysis with contingencies and risk response strategies.

• Maintained project transparency by creating and issuing appropriate communications to key stakeholders, and project teams.

• Managed budget and international vendor contracts for the DRL Simulator development teams in U.S, Brazil and Croatia.

• Prioritized the backlog features ensuring needs were met and the team stayed on the development schedule.

• Created requirement documentation for the electrical, mechanical and radio engineering teams.

• Established project dependencies and timelines across multiple virtual and local engineering teams.

• Procured parts and equipment from Asian manufacturers.

• Established business case and development roadmap to include Department of Defense stakeholders, budget and timelines.

• Created a comprehensive competitive market analysis across all of the DRL product lines.

• Created a business development plan of action to engage development partnership opportunities across the Department of Defense and Government, cost-sharing, and in-kind funding.

Accomplishments: Business requirements, intelligence, competitive market analysis and benchmarking assessments guides software and hardware development decisions across the DRL's engineering and autonomous efforts. Promoted to: Head of Technical Operations

• Successfully fostered organizational change with Lean and Agile practices, procedures to create a collaborative environment, increased drone production output, trim waste and raised team morale.

• Instilled continual improvement values, workflow improvements, safety practices, and drone testing procedures.

• Implemented the rollout of DRL’s first inventory management system that structured over $2 million of dollars of materials, parts, and equipment.

• Created DRL’s first documentation repository for safety and training modules to develop a cross-functional team.

• Critically reassessed and realigned over $4.2 million DRL’s Product’s line finances that include online gaming, racer drones, autonomous racing drones, and Military spec drones.

• Raised Technical Operations Team’s standards and successfully initiated cross- functional team training to relieve resource strain. CONTACT


150 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217




• Worked closely with finance executives to develop an invoice tracking system this effort positively impacted DRL’s deductible tax base by

• over $4.2 million dollars.

• Spearheaded an inventory management system has added business insight to over $2 million dollars of materials, parts, and equipment.

• Successfully motivated the team to become FAA 107 certified.

• Developed new policies and procedures for the organization. These actives included or safety, training and testing requirements to develop a cross- functional team.

Concrete Jungle Productions, New York, NY: July 2007 - April 2018 Project Manager

Grey Advertising

• Managed a cross-functional team to develop a digital campaign.

• Reduced pre-production risk by supporting the “fail fast” approach.

• Develop resource planning, create project roadmap schedule, and analyze continuous plan improvements.

• Analyze work efficiencies with a lean-mindset to identify waste reduction opportunities throughout all phases of production

Accomplishment: Project successfully contributed to a 518% increase to Southern Comfort’s website traffic and a 603% increase in social media shares. NBCU Peacock Productions

• Manage team discussions when conflicts arise, ensure role clarification and inclusiveness of members with creative approaches to problem solving.

• Drove Scrum practices of daily stand-ups and retrospectives to improve all production phases.

• Maintained continuous alignment of project scope with client’s business objectives and made recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of business results.

• Developed resource planning, created project roadmap schedule, and analyzed continuous plan improvements


• As a result, the project was circulated to domestic and international markets within NBCU Entertainment.

Wieden & Kennedy Agency

• Developed and executed project management plans for all aspects of production and deliverables.

• Developed and coached teams for high performance in production.

• Ensured stakeholder involvement and resolution of risks and issues. Accomplishment

• As a result, the project Increased brand awareness and visibility of Marriott Modern to its global audience of interior designers. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Project Management Professional

(PMI) License #: 2142360

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI)

License #: 2157137

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) ®

License #:919*****-****

SAFe Scaled Agilist (SA)

License #: 143*****-****

SAFe Project Owner

Project Manager

License # 939*****-****

Program Management Professional

(PgMP) Training


Fordham University, NY

• M.A in Communication

Media Studies (2005-2007)

• B.A in Film Studies (2000-2005)


• Project Management Institute

• SAFe Community Member (SAFe)

• The Association for Unmanned

Vehicle Systems International


When not working, Brendon is an

audiophile and lover of a broad

range of Americana music. He is an

avid fan of football, auto, and

motorcycle racing. He loves riding

on two wheels and plans to discover

the world on a motorcycle.


• Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor

• Obtained Series 7 & 63 (Expired)

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