Brent frei onyx software

Prior to terraclear, brent founded onyx software, smartsheet, and. See who you know at terraclear inc, leverage your professional network, and get hired. Superior court of washington for king county against individual defendants brent r. This interview with brent frei, executive chairman and cofounder of, a provider of online project management software, was conducted and condensed by adam bryant q. Brent frei is the cofounder and executive chairman of bellevue, wash.

Smartsheet is a software as a service saas offering for collaboration and work management, developed and marketed by smartsheet inc. Currently, brent frei is the chairman of, an online work management tool for teams. At microsoft they worked on internal customer management solutions, which gave them the idea to. His background as an entrepreneur started in 1994 when he left microsoft and founded onyx software. Based in bellevue, wash, and in the farming community of grangeville, idaho, terraclear was founded by brent frei, the former ceo of onyx software who cofounded smartsheet in 2005. Brent frei, the onyx ceo walks in and he looked about 6 8 and something told me he could tear telephone books in half. Brent frei is 53 years old and was born on 04161966. Headquartered in belleview, washington, and with offices in grangeville, idaho, terrclear was founded in 2017 by brent frei, the former ceo of onyx software and cofounder of smartsheet, a publiclytraded software company that helps automate work processes. Its solutions for managing customer interactions consist of an ebusiness engine. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since brent frei left microsoft to found onyx software corp. Smartsheet cofounder and cmo brent frei smartsheet smartsheet cofounder brent frei was only 6 years old when he got his first taste of. He is a rare and unique individual and a significant influence on my approach to business. Brent frei r, 53 bellevue, wa background report at.

Without missing a beat brent said, nah, we already did that. Former onyx software executives brent frei and eben frankenberg have joined intellectual ventures, a highly secretive bellevue firm that is attempting to spur dozens. He is one of the intellectual founders of crm as we know it today and has done as much for improving the way people approach their their customer interactions as any guru you read. Brent has a visionary mind and the ability to inspire others to pursue his vision. Gene comes to smartsheet from amazon web services where he spent five years as vice president of enterprise application services and ec2 windows. Onyx and microsoft align to deliver industryspecific crm. Onyx software warns of revenue drop the new york times. Brent frei brent frei is chairman, chief executive officer and cofounder of onyx software corporation, a leading provider of customercentric ebusiness software solutions. Onyx software corporation provides enterprise solutions for customer relationship management, process management, and performance management. Brent frei is the executive chairman and cofounder of. Brent frei is founder and chairman of, a bellevue technology startup, and is a veteran of such companies as microsoft, onyx software and. Onyx software and microsoft extend global alliance stories. About brent frei brent frei is the cofounder and executive chairman of bellevue, wash. Our results are more to do with the continued execution of our business plan.

History of onyx software corporation fundinguniverse. We were put on the trail by brent frei, the cofounder of onyx whos now executive chairman of bellevue, wabased smartsheet. Frei, the former ceo of onyx software, cofounded smartsheet in. As a result, rechan is pursuing other opportunities and onyx does not intend to find a replacement to fill the coo role at the moment. As of 2017, it has about 760 employees and is headquartered in bellevue, washington the company was founded in the summer of 2006, shortly after cofounder brent frei sold his prior company, onyx software. After stepping aside from the daytoday operations of smartsheet, brent frei returned to. Smartsheet founder brent frei is looking to seed and nurture another tech. Startup grind eastside hosts brent frei co founder. Coast, western us founded date 1994 founders brent frei operating status active. Drawing on this deep network in the technology sector, brent assembled a team to officially found terraclear in december 2017. He was ceo and cofounder of onyx software corporation, a crm software company where he oversaw the generation of.

In the past, brent has also been known as brent r frei and brent b frei. Kelleran, and nominal defendant onyx software corporation. A customer relationship management crm software company he cofounded in 1994. Brent frei, who founded onyx in 1994, is just starting to talk about a yearold kirkland company that he created with former executives from onyx, concur and. Brent frei is the founder and executive chairman of the bellevue wabased. Smartsheet cofounder brent frei lessons from the farm. During his tenure, onyx received a consistent top 5 ranking amongst crm vendors worldwide, and the number one ranking for customer service by independent customer satisfaction surveys. I think there has been a basic business improvement. Onyx software stays in focus, sees fast growth puget. Onyx names a new ceo onyx software announced today that janice anderson has been named the companys new ceo and chairman of its board of directors. The popular spreadsheetinspired collaboration tool is used. Maria colacurcio is the cofounder of smartsheet, the only online project management tool with a builtin workforce. Right now brent is a founder and exec at smartsheet.

He also expects onyx s sales this year to be double that of last year. I jokingly said, if the software business doesnt work out you guys got a pretty good football team here. Frei is currently the executive chairman and cofounder of, an online work management software company. Onyx software corporation provides enterprise solutions for customer. The concept of a blog did not exist when i started my first company onyx software in 1994. Mountain man brent frei punishes boston journalist. Many customers postponed purchasing decisions due to a deteriorating business climate, including the events of sept. Before cofounding smartsheet, brent was the ceo and cofounder of onyx software corporation, a bellevuebased customer relationship management crm software company that consistently ranked top five amongst crm vendors worldwide. Former football player brent frei the 6 foot 7 inch founder of onyx software and leads a boston writer on three grueling. Onyx software s president and chief operating officer leslie rechan has left the company and his responsibilities have now been assumed by brent frei, the firms chief executive and joint founder. The caliber of enterprises that have signed on with our relationship demonstrates the significant benefits of combining the complementary strengths of microsofts platform with onyx s crm expertise, said brent frei, ceo and cofounder of onyx software. Onyx software was a bellevuebased customer relationship management crm software company that consistently ranked top five amongst crm vendors worldwide. He spent a decade with that firm, then served as vice president of intellectual ventures before cofounding his new company, smartsheet, headed by. It was a constant challenge to outline all my thoughts on the future.

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