John Brennan

Senior Facilitator

John Brennan

John Brennan is a Senior Facilitator for The Energy Project.

With over 30 years of experience in growing and scaling human capital intensive businesses, John develops senior leaders so they can more effectively manage their teams’ energy. John’s success in software and financial services technology companies brought him to The Energy Project to empower employees and leaders in two of the most disrupted industries in the past decade.

Based in San Francisco, John also runs his own consulting practice. Before starting his own consultancy, John was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Real Estate-Facilities and Community Involvement at Advent Software for over ten years, after five years as Vice President of Human Resources at Wind River and eight years as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Visa.

John is deeply committed to volunteerism and has served on the Board for Summer Search, Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay, The Meyer Friedman Institute, and California Strategic Human Resources Partnership. He received his bachelor’s from Hamilton College and a Master’s of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.


“To pay forward to others the gifts–ideas, tools, concepts, research–that have helped me along the way.  In a nutshell, how to more consistently bring our better selves to what we do professionally and personally.”

– John Brennan

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