Our Team — The Principals

Company History - CPS’s Online Magazine Consulting Division was founded in 2009 when CPS’s Mike Bren and Blake Stewart —experts in internet strategies and website design—approached magazine expert Jeff Miller and suggested each other’s strengths and knowledge base could build a dynamic online magazine consulting firm.

Jeff Miller - Senior Publishing Consultant
Jeff Miller Jeff Miller has been in journalism and professional communications for more than 35 years. After attending the University of Denver’s journalism school, he started six print magazines (city, regional, national), was editor-in-chief of five inflight magazines, and spent 13 years as a freelance travel writer and photographer for newspapers and magazines. He’s also authored two books that were published by established publishing houses. In 2001, he independently designed and built his own website. Most recently, he served for five years as Director of Communications for AAA Colorado, supervising the print magazine, the company's website, the magazine's website, all public relations, public affairs, and traffic safety. Jeff hired Crown Point Solutions as Internet consultants and together they helped AAA maximize Internet use, significantly increasing advertising, website visitors and online revenue. He’s a teacher, lecturer and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). In 1986 he won a Maggie for Best Business Publication (Satellite Times).

Michael S. Bren - President
Michael Bren
Michael Bren co-founded Crown Point Solutions in 2003. Prior to starting the company, he was Manager of Web Development for National Technological University, a fully-accredited online university dedicated to providing Master's Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science. Mike earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University in 1996. After graduation, he went on to work at Hewlett-Packard for over four years, serving as a market research analyst. In his spare time, Michael enjoys the outdoors, camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Blake C. Stewart - Vice President
Blake Stewart
Blake Stewart co-founded Crown Point Solutions in 2003. Previously, he studied Computer Science at Colorado State University (CSU) in the late 1970s ("mainframes and FORTRAN and punchcards, oh my!"), worked as a Systems Analyst for Academic and Computing Network Services at CSU for 8 years, and spent 17 years as the Director of Network, Computing and Internet Services at National Technological University. In his spare moments, Blake enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and volunteering at his children's elementary school. Also pursuing a M. A. in History at CSU, he hopes to eventually pen a definitive work on the settlement and shaping of the American West.

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