Meet Our Team - Brendan Madden, Chief Executive Officer

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Brendan Madden
Chief Executive Officer
Tom Sawyer Software
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Role at Tom Sawyer Software

Brendan Madden founded Tom Sawyer Software in 1992 and has since developed the company into a leading global provider of high-performance graph and data visualization and analysis systems. He is highly interested that the company does top-quality work, and under his expert guidance, Tom Sawyer Software has received accolades for excellence in component-based software technology development from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Brendan brings his highly specialized knowledge of the software industry and intricate knowledge of other industry sectors to make invaluable contributions to the business strategy, product direction, operations, marketing, and worldwide sales of Tom Sawyer Software. With nearly thirty years of experience, Brendan is one of the world's foremost experts in graph and data visualization, graph layout, and graph analysis. He is also an expert in user experience and software architecture.

Working Background

Prior to founding Tom Sawyer Software, Brendan was employed at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, the IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, and Vitalink Communications.


Brendan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Ithaca College. He attended graduate school in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University.


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