Michael Brinda

Michael Brinda

Host of "My Thots"

Michael Brinda founded New Horizons Computer Learning Centers ( in 1982, started franchising around the world in 1992, and sold New Horizons to a public company in 1994.

Prior to founding New Horizons, Michael serviced and taught mainframe and mini-computer technology worldwide for Sperry Univac. He was an Ernst & Young 1994 Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.

Michael is currently active in Kairos Prison Ministry, has taught RCIA and has conducted Communion Services in prison. He previously worked for four years as a parish business manager in a large, multi-cultural parish. He is a speaker at Cursillo, Kairos, and Legatus.
Michael’s specialties include building worldwide enterprise, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, franchising, sales systems, marketing, technology, and strategy.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in History in the Social Sciences and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Summa Cum Laude,  and is a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa – from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, located in Cromwell, CT.

Michael has been married 42 years to his wife, Kathy, and has three children and four grandchildren


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