PCI is full of smart, driven, fun-loving people who care about meeting our client needs and building long-term relationships. They are dedicated team players who bring energy, ideas and spirit to their work.

Meet the PlanetConnect Team!

Ronnye Schreiber


When it comes to planning and managing successful events, Ronnye brings with her unmatched experience. Before starting PlanetConnect in 1995, Ronnye was the Director of Conference Planning for Megasoft (now Innoveris), where she managed custom-designed, internet-focused conferences and trade shows for AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Johnson & Johnson. Ronnye has also provided information assessments for the Government of Manitoba and has worked throughout various universities and organizations including The Walt Disney Company and other leading Fortune 100 companies.

In addition to her role as CEO for PlanetConnect, Ronnye is also the co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the BioPharma Research Council (BRC). She dedicates herself to working with non-profit organizations including planning programs and festivals, managing sponsorships and fundraising for a number of organizations, such as the Association of Women in Science (AWIS), American Association of University Women (AAUW), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF).

Ronnye holds a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University School of Library and Information Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in bacteriology from Douglass College of Rutgers University.

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Rich Brandwein


Rich Brandwein founded PlanetConnect with Ronnye Schreiber in 1995. He has broad experience in Research and Software Development and sits on the board of a number of ventures, non-profits and associations including the BioPharma Research Council (BRC).

Previous to starting PlanetConnect, Rich served as CTO of Megasoft (now Innoveris), raising venture capital for the firm and creating a development team for a leading software distribution product. He also served as Chairman and CEO of the Local Group, which was sold in 2000.

In addition, Rich spent 15 years in research within Lucent Technologies, AT&T Bell Labs and SAIC Telecordia, where his efforts covered a wide range of technical areas. From optical switching and networking to chairing of a number of CCITT/ITU and ANSI data standards efforts, Rich led many business development projects at AT&T and Lucent related to the development of web properties that were transitioned from core research areas.

He holds a Master’s Degree from the California Institute of Technology and degrees in finance and electrical engineering from the Wharton and Moore Schools of the University of Pennsylvania.

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