Brett brings a "Jack of All Trades" approach to DMGS as his scope of work includes economic development, international trade, communications, politics and government relations, operations, and business strategy. Brett has experience working with companies, organizations, political candidates, non-profit organizations, and other initiatives in both the United States and Israel.
Brett initially came-up through local politics working as field director on number of races in SE PA and NJ. After college and following the 2008 election, Brett moved to Israel where he spent time in the up and coming Israeli start-up ecosystem consulting for an e-commerce company while in grad school. Upon his return to the US in 2010, he immediately got back involved in electoral politics.
In 2011, Brett co-founded the American Israel Business Lab (AIBL) a Philadelphia-based economic development initiative seeking to commercialize Israeli innovations in clean tech in the US Market. The initiative drew connections between technology commercialization and job creation, leading two successful pilot deployments of Israeli technologies in energy efficiency and smart grid at their office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Brett remains active in developing US-Israel business ties and is often sought out for advice by companies and other groups looking to do business with Israel.
Brett has consulted for a number or organizations and companies including crowdfunding platform rally.org; the TAMID Israel Investment Group; Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity; and a number of Jewish Federations focusing on economic development strategy to name a few. Brett serves on the Advisory Board for the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and is an ambassador for the New Leaders Council.
Brett received his BA in History ('07) and MA in Education ('08) from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his MA in Government ('10) from IDC Herzliya, but he might tell you that the most formative pieces of his education came from working on political campaigns in and around Philly after college.