1450 Ala Moana
suite 3260, Honolulu
Today's meeting is at Lucky Strike, near Macy's at Ala Moana, 3rd floor https://www.luckystrikesocial.com/locations/honolulu/
Mr. Patrick Brent serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at HiCERT, Inc. Mr. Brent is responsible for HiCERT's day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the HiCERT's product development and technology strategy. Prior to joining HiCERT, He founded several computer service companies beginning with Western Twenty-nine, Inc. which in four years, he grew into a profitable operation with revenues exceeding $28M and serving customers in over thirty states, Canada,
Patrick Timothy Brent is an American businessman, who was born and raised in Chicago. After his business and entrepreneurial years, Mr. Brent became well known for his journalism and published works.
Family: Brent’s father, Charles Monahan (born in County Donegal, Ireland) left his family when Brent was one year old. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother Laura Mable Todd. Patrick Monahan became Patrick Timothy Brent at the age of fourteen when adopted by a career Marine gentleman Robert S. Brent. Mr. Brent has one daughter Laura born 30 June 1987. Brent also mentored his nephew, now a career Marine, Thomas Prentice, born 12 October 1969.
Education: Born in Chicago Illinois, Brent is the product of the Catholic educational system. These years including St. Patrick's High School; Loyola University Chicago; two years of Catholic seminary (where he suffered expulsion), and post graduate computer studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Military : Patrick Brent served as an infantry Marine in the Second Battalion, Twenty Fourth Marines, Fourth Marine Division.
P.T. Brent has written approximately 150 stories for UPI, Honolulu Star Bulletin and Leatherneck (the national magazine of the Marine Corps). His journalism career began in 2003 when he was assigned as an embedded reporter with Marines in Kuwait and Iraq. He made a total of three trips as an embedded journalist sending breaking news and home town stories about our armed forces, primarily with infantry Marines in combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and Djibouti Africa.
Many stories were published under the pseudonym Tim Monaghan. As are two of his books Sea stories and The American Geisha, the latter due to be published in 2010.
During college years in Chicago, Mr. Brent worked the night shift at several prominent hotels as an auditor and became familiar with NCR accounting machines and computers. Mr. Brent was initially hired by NCR as a programmer for accounting machines and computers (hotel and hospital systems). Three years later Patrick Brent moved to University Company in Chicago; where he received a series of promotions leading to regional manager and was based in Houston. Five years hence Mr. Brent relocated to San Francisco, where he founded the first of several computer service companies. In four short years, Western Twenty-nine, Inc. grew into a profitable operation with revenues exceeding twenty- eight million dollars, and serving customers in over thirty states and Canada and Europe. The company pioneered data communications between nine major airlines and designed the first reservation and accounting system for travel agents. A few years later a division of the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation acquired the company.
Subsequently, Patrick Brent became President of CRS, Inc. (the computer subsidiary of the Charles Schwab & company) undertaking its reorganization and sale. CRS was sold to National Data Corporation at which time Mr. Brent founded and became CEO and Chairman of Hamilton Taft & Company.
Hamilton Taft & Company originated computer services for payroll tax reporting and processing trust funds exceeding four billion dollars annually throughout the United States. The company had over five hundred major corporations as clients, and had assets worth approximately eighty million dollars. It was acquired by CIGNA in 1984.
Subsequently, Patrick Brent founded the Laura Todd Cookie Company, which is fondly named, after his grandmother. In 1987 he sold the majority of stock to the San Francisco Sourdough Company. Laura Todd has one location in Chicago, four in California, and eleven in Europe.
From 1985 to 1999 Mr. Brent created both Baldwin Forrester Company (San Francisco) an Information System Consultant Firm and Bradford Adams & company (Palo Alto) a Digital Publishing Firm.
In 1989 Patrick Brent spearheaded a dramatic "turnaround" as CEO of Windjammer Cruises in Hawaii. From 1992 to 1994 he reorganized and then sold the assets of Stellar Net, Inc. to Envoy Corporation. Later with partner James Patrick Sharp, Mr. Brent became the co founder Sharp 29, Inc in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Patrick Brent has been a Director in the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps University foundation. Has served for 15 years as a trustee of the summer camp for teenagers at Camp Pendleton, California known as Devil Pups of America. He founded and sponsored the Annual Irish Sprint in San Francisco and Hawaii since 1979. Effective March 2010, this race is operated by the Marine Corps Marathon in Virginia. An avid runner, he has successfully completed sixteen marathons, including two in Boston, two in Honolulu, and two Marine Corps marathons. He swims competitively, plays tennis and polo. One of the founders of Eldorado, Honolulu, and San Diego Polo Clubs. Played for 29 years and was elected as Governor of the western polo circuit for eight years. Created the first movie on Polo Fundamentals as well as published POLO Gazette.