Who is Brent Hunter?
Technically adept senior project, program and portfolio leader specializing in information security and network infrastructure who holistically leverages program management, risk management, knowledge management, organizational change management and a deep understanding of individual and organizational psychology to bridge the gap between technology and business teams. Superior proficiency in all areas of project/program management including waterfall, agile and hybrid agile. Strong collaborative leader with an innate talent for identifying and implementing process and organizational improvements, creating strengths-based high-performance teams and delivering value to organizations in multiple industries. Responsible for budgets up to $9 million and organizations of up to 200 team members. Knowledge Management expert, social media pioneer and award-winning author of 5 books including The Power of KM: Harnessing the Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management.
Project, Program and Portfolio Management, including Lean Hybrid Agile
Information Security Consulting and Services
Knowledge Management Workshops, Classes, and Consulting
Organizational Change Management
Organizational and Project/Program/Portfolio Turnarounds, with Situation Assessment and Recommendations Report
With two graduate degrees and twelve professional certifications in Knowledge Management, Change Management, Project/Program Management, Quality, and Agile Methodology, Brent Hunter is a Master Certified Knowledge Manager, Senior Project/Program Manager, author of five books, IT professional, producer, former psychotherapist and National Certified Counselor. He has held many positions ranging from a software engineer experienced in 10 programming languages, to Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Technology Manager, and CIO/Director of IT, in addition to being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies. Hunter has worked in many industries including insurance, healthcare, banking / financial services, education, consulting services, entertainment and military / defense at companies such as General Electric, Wells Fargo Bank, The Walt Disney Company, Blue Shield of California, Robert Half International and others.
Hunter is also a social media pioneer as the founder of the first Internet-based global community started in 1994 called “The Park,” with more than 700,000 members in 190 countries worldwide.
Brent earned a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Clarkson University, an M.S. in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and the equivalent of an M.S. in Information Systems after he graduated from the General Electric Company’s fast-track Information Systems Management Program.
Brent is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School, and is involved with a number of global civic organizations, including a past position in the United Nations Association of the U.S. as the Vice President of Communications in the Northern California Division.
Hunter’s first book, The Pieces of Our Puzzle: An Integrated Approach to Personal Success and Well-Being, provides a holistic synthesis of the world’s major schools of psychology.
Hunter's second book is The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace, which illuminates the common ground in the world’s major wisdom traditions and includes a 14-Point Road Map to World Peace. The book has received 22 literary awards and has been endorsed by H.H. the Dalai Lama, New York Times Bestselling Authors, Doctors, Attorneys, Ambassadors, Astronauts, Olympians, an Academy Award-Winning Actor and a growing chorus of global luminaries.
In addition, Hunter has compiled two books of quotes about wisdom, Nuggets of Wisdom: Quotes to Ponder and Inspire and More Nuggets of Wisdom: Quotes to Ponder and Inspire, and has written the soon to be published The Park Odyssey. Hunter's most recent book is titled The Power of KM: Harnessing the Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management.
After being born in Brooklyn, NY and living in Upstate New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco, Brent currently lives, plays, and works in Los Angeles with his wife Dea, German Short Haired Pointer/Chocolate Lab Kenai, and North American Sphynxes Bindi and Bambi.