Brian is an architect, entrepreneur, and engineering lead with over 15 years of real world experience in building web, mobile, enterprise, and internal operations team software. His expertise lies in the areas of: Building scalable web applications; Translating end user needs into products and; Day to day management of the Software Release Cycle.

Brian was most recently CTO at Catalant.  Before Catalant, he was a Co-Founder and CTO at OpenMile, Inc (acquired by Echo Global Logistics), a truckload marketplace trying to remove the inefficiencies and reduce the cost of shipping products, while making the lives of drivers better. Prior to Open Mile, he was Engineering Manager at (acquired by AOL), a user-generated site about local events and happenings in cities across the US. At, he led the Engineering/QA organization from the Series A funding through acquisition.  Prior to, Brian was Lead Engineer at Enservio, an online content valuation company providing software/services to insurance carriers.  At Enservio, he owned the complete rewrite of the product from the ground up.  Prior to Enservio, Brian was Application Architect at iPhrase Technologies (acquired by IBM), an enterprise natural language search company providing software to companies including Charles Schwab, TD Bank, and Staples.  At iPhrase, he served as the bridge between customers and the engineering organization.

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