Brett Gardner, EdD

Brett Gardner brings more than 20 years’ experience within both corporate (Fortune 50) and entrepreneurial business environments in the Human Resources field. Dr. Gardner led the Vendor on Premise initiatives for Staffmark Staffing Services in the Middle Tennessee market from 1997 through 1999. He also served in a leadership capacity with Dell Computer Corporation during Dell’s first U.S. expansion, resulting in approximately 1,500 hires in a period of 20 months. Gardner also served as the Vice-President of Human Resources for Edgenet, Inc., a software company based in Brentwood, TN. During his tenure with Edgenet, Dr. Gardner helped grow the company from 45 employees to more than 275, and headed two U.S. expansions, and a corporation in the India market. He was instrumental in designing HR operations and infrastructure to support these operations and optimize productivity. He earned both his M.A. in Organizational Management and his Doctor of Education in Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. He serves as a faculty member with Bethel University in the school’s College of Professional Studies.