Chad Bush

Chad M. Brush is the founder and CEO of BE Connected, a technology management firm focusing on cybersecurity and compliance solutions in Nashville, Tennessee, and the surrounding area. He’s also the founder and CEO of Brush Enterprises, an IT consulting company. Chad has been in IT since 1994, starting his career with Nashville-based Concepts in Communications. Chad worked his way up in various technology companies, becoming well versed in the technology companies need to thrive and protect themselves in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Chad founded BE Connected in 2017 because, throughout his years in the industry, he noticed that when a technology company would land a large enterprise company as a client, many of their smaller clients wouldn’t get the attention they deserve. He was determined to change that. Chad is an advocate for companies that have been underserviced and oversold in the technology arena. When he told one of his clients how much his recommendations would save her business each month, she told him dealing with him was “like winning the IT lottery.”

The best part of Chad’s job is that he gets to help people and ease their stress. He loves the relationships he has built with his clients, some of whom he initially met in the late 1990s and are now clients of BE Connected. That many of his clients have come from referrals is a tribute to the trust he’s built up over the years with businesses in the Nashville area. A loyal and dependable professional, Chad consistently strives to improve himself and his BE Connected team daily.

Chad’s drive to succeed was instilled in him at an early age. Raised by a single mother, Chad, the first-born son, was determined to help his mother put food on the table for him and his two older sisters and younger brother. Starting when he was eleven, Chad worked evenings and weekends, helping his mother succeed in her wallpapering business, one of three jobs she worked to make ends meet. This instilled a strong work ethic and a deep sense of loyalty and commitment in Chad. His detailed-oriented attitude and trustworthiness make him an incredible asset to his clients and team.

Chad is very proud of the work BE Connected does with non-profits such as Children and People, which provides a safe, structured space where at-risk youth can learn, play, and flourish without charging fees to families. Chad is passionate about working with and speaking to young entrepreneurial organizations about business IT, compliance, cybersecurity, and how to be an entrepreneur.
Chad and his wife, Kedran, live in Brentwood, Tennessee, with their dog, Bella. They are Tennessee Titans season ticket holders and big fans of the Nashville SC (soccer club).