Michael Bendit

Founder and President

Michael is the founder of the Trusted Referral Network, a membership organization of independent marketing, sales and advertising professionals who believe in the power of networking with peers for mutual support and business referrals.

Through his sales representation company, Software Development Resources, Michael is also a member of the Trusted Referral Network and is committed to making it a valuable resource for his fellow members and sponsors. Since 2011, Software Development Resources has been successfully matching clients with the best global software development partners for marketing applications, new software products, and custom business systems.

Michael has over 30 years of experience in software and high tech as both a strategy consultant and marketing executive. Earlier in his career he was a Principal in the Communications, Media and Technology practice of Booz-Allen & Hamilton, an international management consultancy. In his most recent corporate roles, Michael served as VP Strategy and Marketing for Infocrossing, a data center services provider, and as Director of New Ventures at Bell Labs, a division of Lucent Technologies.

Michael holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and bachelor’s degrees in finance from the Wharton School and in computer science engineering from The University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New Jersey, is an avid sailor, and the proud father of three adult children.