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Patrick Brandt, Chief Executive Officer, drives the corporate strategy and vision for Telligent. A veteran software entrepreneur and executive, Brandt has a proven track record of leading companies through organic growth and expansion. Prior to joining Telligent, Brandt was the founder and CEO of Skywire Software. During his eight-year tenure at Skywire Software, Brandt led the company through organic growth and eleven acquisitions, building a diversified software company that employed more than 600 people and served more than 2,400 customers worldwide. In 2008, Brandt led and negotiated the sale of Skywire Software. Most recently, he served as Chairman and CEO of iWave Software, a spin-off of Skywire Software. Brandt remains non-executive Chairman of iWave Software.
Brandt has also earned several accolades for his business acumen, leadership, and community service, including the Ernst & Young 2008 Southwest Area Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, the 2008 Tech Titans Corporate CEO Award, the 2006 Ellis Award from the Entrepreneur Foundation of North Texas, and the 2004 Tech Titans Emerging CEO Award.
An active community volunteer, Brandt serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations focused on promoting education and entrepreneurship among at-risk youth and encouraging philanthropy to emerging and established companies. Brandt is a founding director of the National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Dallas Chapter and serves on the boards of the Education is Freedom Foundation and Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas. Brandt earned his bachelor's of science in economics and finance from Southern Methodist University.