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Brendan Barry

Brendan Barry

Business Development Coordinator

Brendan serves as the Business Development Coordinator for CRDA. In his role, Brendan provides a full range of planning and support for CRDA’s global business development program. He also assists with initiatives focused on strengthening the region’s innovation ecosystem.

Brendan was previously engaged with an entrepreneurial fellowship program called Venture for America. While in this role, Brendan worked in growth and operations for a FinTech startup and was a corporate venture and innovation strategist for Southern Company. Brendan also helped to run a Techstars accelerator which supported startup growth throughout the state of Alabama.

Brendan holds a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain from Texas Christian University and a master's in Sports Management from Southern Methodist University. He is a San Diego, CA native and lifelong swimmer, serving as team captain for the swimming and diving team at TCU. Brendan worked remotely in Charleston during 2020-21, and he’s excited to be back enjoying the Lowcountry lifestyle.

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