Brenda Manea is a Managing Director, with a specialized focus on People Tech, at BAM. A storyteller and a story-seeker, she has spent the last decade of her career helping tech companies ranging from early-stage startups to post-IPO unicorns perfect their narrative, build relationships with influential journalists, establish themselves as thought leaders, and build up their brand awareness by landing a place in powerful stories that make a lasting and measurable impact for their business. With her strong passion for coaching, mentorship, and leadership development, Brenda has a unique expertise working with companies that are helping to shape the future of work.
Favorite trip I’ve taken:
I spent all of 2021 solo road-tripping around a total of 30+ U.S. states, living and working remotely from AirBnBs. During that trip, I took a 6-week sabbatical where I toured and car camped in my Toyota RAV4 across 10 national parks. It was the experience of a lifetime, and I’ve made traveling at least once a month a priority since then.
Snowboarding! My parents first put me on skis when I was 3 years old, and I switched it up in middle school. I grew up in California and spent most winters taking a few trips to Big Bear Mountain to ride there. In 2019, I started snowboarding in Colorado (my new home!), which made me fall madly in love with the sport. I now spend 90% of my winter weekends on the mountain and couldn’t be happier about it.