Brian Matthew Penny

  • Freelance blogger and bank whistleblower since 2011
  • Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Countrywide and Bank of America
  • Published articles in a variety of publications, including High Times, HuffPost, Cracked, and more.

Experience

Brian Penny has been writing about technology and banking practices since 2011. He is an expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and is a regular contributor to Crypto Briefing. Brian's work has also appeared in numerous other publications such as High Times, HuffPost, and Cracked, among others. His previous work in Corporate America was very tech-focused, and he now regularly attends conferences like CES, PAX, Mobile World Congress, and E3.

Previously, Brian worked with Bank of America and Countrywide where he wrote training manuals and worked on various special projects. During his tenure, he spearheaded the migration from Countrywide to Bank of America, Windows 2000 to XP, and the implementation of the Tracksource document processing system. He regularly built and maintained Access and SQL databases, queries, and reports.  

Before Bank of America, Brian worked for Xerox fixing a variety of printers, copiers, and fax machines. And at Best Buy and Circuit City selling computers and computer accessories. This required an in-depth knowledge of computers, networking, and gaming.

Brian grew up in the 80s, using WordPerfect and QuatroPro over Word and Excel. He learned how to navigate DOS long before Windows became standard.

Education

  • Telecommunications Certificate - Cochise College
  • Education (Degree not obtained) - Arizona State University
  • Music Business Certificate - Mesa Community College

 

Brian Matthew Penny

​"Computers are very smart. It's human intelligence that's artificial. If the machines ever take over the world, I'd take their side over yours without hesitation."

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