Brendon Schrader is the Founder of Antenna, a Minneapolis based firm that connects companies with marketing experts to adapt and grow their business. His insights on independent consulting, the gig economy, the changing nature of work, and Antenna’s unique business model have been highlighted in Inc. magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, an MEd from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development, and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has also studied leadership, strategy, and innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Beyond Antenna, Schrader is a community-builder. His Good Works program has donated more than 1 million meals to local families in partnership with Second Harvest Heartland and Feeding America. Schrader has also has built a professional community through The Way We Work, a community education program he runs in partnership with the Carlson School of Management. Thousands of local professionals have learned actionable advice about topics such as the gig economy, generations in the workplace and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Schrader serves on the advisory boards of the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Masonic Hospital, the School of Business and Technology at Capella University and the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has been recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist and Notable Executive in Marketing by Twin Cities Business.