Brent frei is the executive chairman and cofounder of. Onyx software corporation provides enterprise solutions for customer. 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. Onyx software was a bellevuebased customer relationship management crm software company that consistently ranked top five amongst crm vendors worldwide.
Onyx software corporation provides enterprise solutions for customer relationship management, process management, and performance management. Im not sure that theres actually an upturn in the market argues brent frei, ceo of onyx software. After stepping aside from the daytoday operations of smartsheet, brent frei returned to. Brent has a visionary mind and the ability to inspire others to pursue his vision. He is a rare and unique individual and a significant influence on my approach to business. Coast, western us founded date 1994 founders brent frei operating status active. 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. 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. Smartsheet is a software as a service saas offering for collaboration and work management, developed and marketed by smartsheet inc.
Brent frei brent frei is chairman, chief executive officer and cofounder of onyx software corporation, a leading provider of customercentric ebusiness software solutions. Brent frei r, 53 bellevue, wa background report at. Brent frei, the onyx ceo walks in and he looked about 6 8 and something told me he could tear telephone books in half. 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. Without missing a beat brent said, nah, we already did that. I think there has been a basic business improvement. I jokingly said, if the software business doesnt work out you guys got a pretty good football team here.
Startup grind eastside hosts brent frei co founder. Companies are begininning to execute on their budgets, but it is not a particular upturn. At microsoft they worked on internal customer management solutions, which gave them the idea to. It was a constant challenge to outline all my thoughts on the future. Gene comes to smartsheet from amazon web services where he spent five years as vice president of enterprise application services and ec2 windows. Onyx software stays in focus, sees fast growth puget. The concept of a blog did not exist when i started my first company onyx software in 1994. Onyx software warns of revenue drop the new york times. Prior to terraclear, brent founded onyx software, smartsheet, and.
Its solutions for managing customer interactions consist of an ebusiness engine. Smartsheet founder brent frei is looking to seed and nurture another tech company, with the hope of someday seeing it grow into another big success. Mountain man brent frei punishes boston journalist. The announcement comes five months after onyx s exiting chief executive, company cofounder brent frei, announced he would be stepping aside. Our results are more to do with the continued execution of our business plan. 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.
Drawing on this deep network in the technology sector, brent assembled a team to officially found terraclear in december 2017. Right now brent is a founder and exec at smartsheet. 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. His background as an entrepreneur started in 1994 when he left microsoft and founded onyx software. Currently, brent frei is the chairman of, an online work management tool for teams.
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. About brent frei brent frei is the cofounder and executive chairman of bellevue, wash. Frei, the former ceo of onyx software, cofounded smartsheet in. He also expects onyx s sales this year to be double that of last year. See who you know at terraclear inc, leverage your professional network, and get hired. Former football player brent frei the 6 foot 7 inch founder of onyx software and leads a boston writer on three grueling. Kelleran, and nominal defendant onyx software corporation. Many customers postponed purchasing decisions due to a deteriorating business climate, including the events of sept. Former onyx software executives brent frei and eben frankenberg have joined intellectual ventures, a highly secretive bellevue firm that is attempting to spur dozens. Onyx software and microsoft extend global alliance stories. Brent frei is the founder and executive chairman of the bellevue wabased. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since brent frei left microsoft to found onyx software corp.
It is used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents, and manage other work, using a tabular user interface. View brent freis profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. A customer relationship management crm software company he cofounded in 1994. He spent a decade with that firm, then served as vice president of intellectual ventures before cofounding his new company, smartsheet, headed by. 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. Onyx and microsoft align to deliver industryspecific crm. Maria colacurcio is the cofounder of smartsheet, the only online project management tool with a builtin workforce. Brent frei is 53 years old and was born on 04161966. We were put on the trail by brent frei, the cofounder of onyx whos now executive chairman of bellevue, wabased smartsheet. History of onyx software corporation fundinguniverse. In the past, brent has also been known as brent r frei and brent b frei.
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. The popular spreadsheetinspired collaboration tool is used. Frei is currently the executive chairman and cofounder of, an online work management software company. 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. Brent frei is the cofounder and executive chairman of bellevue, wash. Superior court of washington for king county against individual defendants brent r. A motivator, visionary, and capable of leading organizations and teams to exemplary performance. Smartsheet founder brent frei is looking to seed and nurture another tech.
Smartsheet cofounder brent frei lessons from the farm. Three weeks later, onyx unveiled today its internetbased enterprise crm 4. Onyx president and cofounder brent frei predicts the firm will have pretty far north of 200 people by the end of the year. Gene farrell is the chief product officer at smartsheet, responsible for executing the companys product and partner marketing strategies.313 258 30 499 394 580 971 478 846 1404 636 863 1454 637 925 754 614 364 956 594 807 762 1422 1005 49 659 625 702 486 683 700 1439 231 495 550 1285 731 1352 447 424 453 360 470 950 1337 1251 387