Business Resource Software, Inc.
KENT A. OCHEL, CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Kent started Business Resource Software (BRS), Inc. in 1984 with partners Jerry
Spencer and Bert Brown. His career started in 1962 at IBM in New York,
after which he moved to Boeing and worked for several years as their resident
expert on a disruptive technology of the era database technology. Kent
also became the youngest participant in Boeing's “Management under 30” program.
After a successful stint as an entrepreneur, Kent
ended up working for Intel in 1978 by way of MRI Systems Corp. in Austin,
Texas, which was sold to Intel that year.
After leaving Intel in 1980 to do consulting work for venture capital companies
in evaluating enterprises, Kent
again settled into the entrepreneurial role and started Bible Research Systems,
developing the first computerized Bible for personal computers. Moving from
that still-profitable company, Kent
used his management and strategic planning experience to conceptualize BRS's
flagship product, Business Insight® and focused on bringing that product to
JERRY P. SPENCER, CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Co-founder Jerry Spencer has been
in the software business for over 30 years. He met his future partners, Kent
Ochel and Bert Brown, at MRI Systems Corp. in Austin, Texas
in the 1970s, where Jerry was leading a development team in developing and
delivering an IBM mainframe Database Management System, System 2000. Jerry stayed
at MRI for six years after Intel's purchase of the company, holding various
development, planning and marketing roles, including leading the strategic
planning for one of Intel's sixteen business units. In 1984, Jerry left MRI to
start BRS, working patiently with Kent and Bert
on the painstaking process of making an expert system for strategic planning
and analysis a reality for business owners.