Brent Hunter is a seasoned information technology executive, social media pioneer, visionary author and entrepreneur.
Hunter is actively involved in more than 30 online social networks with the goal of international friendship and was featured in the movies “Tapping The Source” and “24 Hours on Craig’s List”. Hunter has more than 322,000 Twitter followers and holds the coveted position of #50 out of roughly 300 million Twitter users based on the number of friends, surpassing celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, Oprah, Anderson Cooper, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Zuckerberg.
Hunter is a legendary IT Consultant and team-building manager with a track record of a number of "first time ever" accomplishments during his 30 years in the world oftechnology and business. While at GE Aerospace, Hunter was the first Project Leader across GE to run a software development project using contract programmers from India; he spearheaded the creation of the world’s first global community online; he and his multi-cultural team created the first Enterprise DNS Usage Policy at Wells Fargo Bank, the 4th largest financial services institution in the US, with $1.2 trillion in assets; he and his multi-cultural team on two continents created the first IT Department Code of Conduct at the Surplus Line Association of California and he led his team to create the first IT Department Operations Manual while at Math Solutions. He was directly responsible for all IT systems that monitored the $6 billion surplus line insurance marketplace for the state of California (the 7th largest economy in the world), was directly responsible for managing the business mission critical Enterprise DNS system for Wells Fargo and has consulted for many companies including multiple critical assignments for General Electric, Wells Fargo Bank, Blue Shield and Robert Half International.
In 1994, Mr. Hunter conceived, produced and directed the first all-inclusive World Community in cyberspace, The Park (a community of 700,000+ members worldwide). He is now recognized as being the grandfather of today's modern social networking sites; online communities are now commonly known as social networks or social media sites.
Prior to creating The Park, Hunter served as technical consultant for Electronic Commerce leader GE Information Services and completed the fast-track Information Systems Management Program within GE Aerospace. While working at GE, Hunter earned a graduate degree in Counseling and Human Relations, and subsequently became a psychotherapist at night while holding down his full-time job at GE. Shortly thereafter, he completed his first book titled The Pieces of Our Puzzle, which provides a holistic synthesis of the world's major schools of psychology. After creating The Park, he authored his third book The Grandfather of Social Networks: The Park Odyssey.
Mr. Hunter spearheaded the multi-faceted peace and change project and book entitled The Rainbow Bridge which bridges the gap between the old world of hatred, war, violence, fear, greed and scarcity to the new world reality of inner peace, world peace, reconciliation, collaboration, partnership and harmony among all races, religions and institutions. The universal principles within the book are based on the common ground found within the world’s wisdom traditions.
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