Bridget Farris - In Memoriam

Bridget was a early champion of the Venture Center's mission. She provided mentorship and key support for fellow entrepreneurs. She will always be remembered for her optimistic personality and kind heart. 

With over 30 years of experience, Bridget Farris was well-versed in assessing competing strategic initiatives and evaluating their ability to deliver on business needs. Her resume included a wealth of corporate management experience, including managing client relationships, staff management and leadership, solutions and product management, technology infrastructure management, software development, and technology platform/ solution design.

She had in-depth experience in intellectual property design and development, ranging from business process modeling, to designing and building capability maturity models such as the the Merger Match compatibility assessment.  She was a partner to two US patents involving capability maturity models and was trained and certified in CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) developed by Carnegie Melon University. Her background provided experience ranging from cloud, mobile and internet based systems, to data center based design, to delivery and systems management expertise.

She assessed and led technology selections to control and reduce cost of ownership, and provided leadership in technical product management, design and development of various software systems, and technology infrastructure management. She was passionate about literacy, and was a Board member and advocate for Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. She loved being a mentor for The Venture Center and promoting the entrepreneurial environment in central Arkansas.