Advisor Spotlight: Brad Brekke
Our advisor Brad Brekke is considered a true visionary in the corporate security world.
Kaseware is honored to have an incredible team of advisors. Our advisors are leaders in their field, hailing from military, corporate and non-profit sectors, with both substantial domestic and global experience. Today we want to highlight one of our newest advisors, Brad Brekke.
Brekke has over 30 years of extensive experience in corporate security and law enforcement, including Vice President of Corporate Security for Target Corporation, Interim Chief Security Office for Mayo Clinic, and Director of the Office of the Private Sector for the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI). We’re truly honored to have him on board!
In Brekke’s words, “Having come from the FBI, I was familiar with the many challenges the Bureau faced when developing its internal case management system Sentinel. I also had exposure to both internally developed and off-the-shelf case management products and investigative tools as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Target Corporation.
I was therefore intrigued when I heard about the role Kaseware’s founders played during their time at the FBI making Sentinel operational. I asked to meet with them and observe a demonstration. I found their “all-in-one solution” that combines case management with multiple investigative capabilities, to be both innovative and dynamic. I was impressed by its robust functionality and its seamless interface that ultimately showcased a thoughtfully designed tool that is easy to learn. The most compelling aspect of their tool is their ability to customize the product to the public or corporate environment.
The most compelling aspect of their tool is their ability to customize the product to the public or corporate environment.
From a corporate perspective, I envision Kaseware being used in various capacities across multiple industries as an enterprise solution. This consolidated platform provides immense value to corporate leaders and teams in a world where curated solutions are needed to address an ever-evolving business and risk landscape.”
More About Brad Brekke
Brad Brekke is a visionary in the corporate security world with over 30 years of diverse experience. He is the principal and founder of The Brekke Group a consulting practice that centers on providing strategic counsel to Fortune 500 companies on organizational transformation, defining business value, and leveraging enterprise technology.
Mr. Brekke’s experience includes a 20-year career with Target Corporation, serving 13 years as Vice President of Target Assets Protection and Corporate Security. At Target he transformed Target Corporation’s security model and aligned its business strategy to better mitigate enterprise security risk, protect the brand and provide a safe environment for Target across the globe.
Mr. Brekke created innovative frameworks with law enforcement and public safety that include: Target & Blue, Safe City, Twin Cities Security Partnership (TCSP), IACP Law Enforcement Business Fellowship, and was a founding member of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Many of these efforts at Target Corporation have been highlighted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Forbes, and on CNN and CNBC.
Mr. Brekke recently held the interim role of Chief Security Officer at the Mayo Clinic where he designed an enterprise security transformation focused on innovative technology integration and implementing security standards and processes to address multidisciplinary vulnerabilities.
Office of Private Sector at the FBI
From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Brekke was appointed to the FBI’s Director’s Office to establish the first Office of Private Sector which functions as the FBI’s primary liaison with the American business community. At the FBI he developed an enterprise strategy and organizational structure to institutionalize and scale the program.
As an adjunct professor, Mr. Brekke also instructed a graduate course on Public-Private Partnerships in the school of Public Administration at American University. Other previous positions include practicing business law in Minnesota and investigating financial fraud and public corruption as an FBI special agent.
Mr. Brekke has also served on a number of non-profit boards and foundations which include the State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC); the International Security Management Association (ISMA); the International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation; the FBI Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC); the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF); the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA); the Domestic Security Partnership (DSP); and the Twin Cities Security Partnership (TCSP).
Mr. Brekke received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, his M.A.T.S. from Bethel Seminary and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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