Brian is a career entrepreneur and is the founding CEO of multiple software companies, including ValueClick, which was acquired after its IPO for $2.3 billion. Brian was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
He is an angel investor in more than 40 companies, and his interests range from blockchain to sustainable technologies. Brian is a mentor and coach for the UCSB New Venture Competition and for multiple early-stage companies on the Central Coast. Brian has a passion for helping underrepresented entrepreneurs scale their companies and come to market, and he is a member of both Social Venture Partners and Conscious Capitalism LA.
When he’s not mentoring young entrepreneurs to success, you can find Brian free diving for lobster and big tuna or trading cryptocurrencies with his son.