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This installment of Meet the Team focuses on Tom Brune, our VP of Software Development. Tom has been an integral part of getting Ventures+ to where we are today and where we are going tomorrow.

 

Q: Tell us about your role

A: I lead the engineering team and helped write the initial codebase for the current version of Ventures+. I collaborate with the rest of the management team to plan future directions for Ventures Lending Technologies and work with a great team of engineers to make our vision a reality.

Tom Brune and children

Q: What is your favorite Ventures Lending Technologies software feature and why?

A: Ventures+ is a web-based product that allows us to serve all of our clients in the most efficient and beneficial way.

 

Q: Describe the Ventures Lending Technologies team in 3 words.

A: Dedicated, Creative and Talented

 

Q: What were you doing before you came to Ventures Lending Technologies? 

A: I have been working in software in some capacity since high school. My most recent role before VLT was as a senior software engineer for a hedge fund in San Francisco for 10 years. I’ve had the privilege to work in the power, healthcare, and finance industries.

Tom Brune skiing

Q: What is the best part of your job?

A: Working with my awesome team.

 

Q: What inspires you?

A: Solving problems and helping our customers.

 

Q: What are your thoughts on technology and how it can help lenders achieve better relationships with small business owners?

A: As technology continues to evolve into an always-on, always-connected world, lenders can aid small businesses with more timely access to capital. Instant credit retrieval through credit scoring and direct bank connections can help lenders significantly decrease the legwork and time needed to analyze a borrower’s creditworthiness. Additionally, during servicing, lenders can monitor a business’s performance and proactively help them in times of need.

 

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: Play with my kids, ski, run, play tennis and golf.

Tom Brune and his kids

Q: If you had unlimited resources, what would you do?

A: I would try to make a difference in some of the challenges facing the world today such as working on renewable energy projects.

 

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

A: New Zealand to see friends and explore.

Tom Brune in New Zealand

Q: If you could be any athlete for a single game, who would you be and why?

A: Roger Federer because he is an artist on the court and a great person off of it.

Tom Brune at sporting event

Q: When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I always thought I would be an artist. In grade school and high school, I loved to work in all mediums.

 

Q: If you could instantly obtain any skill or talent, what would it be and why?

A: Play drums so I could help my band keep the beat.

Tom Brune selfie


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