Brendan O’Brien is a retired USAF LCol and Director at Kin+Carta. There he supports client’s digital transformation initiatives for the past 6 years. Prior to retiring from the USAF, Brendan began his career of service attending the United States Air Force Academy. During his 20 illustrious career, he filled roles as an intelligence officer and A-10 (Warthog) pilot. During his Air Force career, he deployed to the middle east several times, including Afghanistan in 2002 and 2010. His final tours on active duty were focused on developing the next generation of leaders as commander of the Air Force ROTC program in Chicago.
Brendan’s career of service continued after his active duty years and he now coordinates the Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship for Kin+Carta, was the Communications Director for Chicago’s Red White and Blue chapter, and after serving in a variety of leadership roles is now a board member for the Veterans Leadership Council. Brendan earned his Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Brendan and wife, Amanda, their two children, and dog Biscuit now reside in Parker, Colorado.