Chad Brines

Chief Commercial Officer

I believe that sharing your time, talents & experience is the fastest way to impact others.


I grew up in Michigan, so summers were prized and, without question, the best time of the year. School was out, weather was warm, and we were blessed to have a pool in our backyard. My best friend and I lived in that pool every day, all day. However, enjoying the pool each summer required preparation and hard work.  Every year to open the pool after winter, my dad would task my sister and me with scrubbing the pool cover and these blue plastic tubes that were filled with water to hold the pool cover in place during the winter. The cover and tubes would get dirty and stained from the leaves and dirt over the winter and we had to clean them for summer storage.

Prior to being a salesman, entrepreneur, and ultimately a business owner, my dad had experience as an electrician. It was a skill and trade that he constantly shared with others later in life. Neighbors, friends, and acquaintances would frequently ask him to come help with wiring in a house or to repair an electrical issue. Oftentimes, he would take me with him, and I witnessed his impact on others and how appreciative they were to have his help and expertise.  These projects were normally on weekends or late nights after work. However, my dad never said no, and he never asked for anything in return.

Through those life lessons and many others, my dad taught me the value of hard work and the importance of serving others, which is why I have a passion for sales and leadership and why I do what I do at Braintrust. Effective communication is the magic and glue in any relationship. Braintrust is a company focused on helping people develop and build great communication habits & skills that impact their team members, their customers, and their organization.

I would love to learn more about why you do what you do.  Feel free to reach out to me at