Brian has spent his career in entrepreneurial cloud software ventures – working for IBM twice and a series of acquired startups. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and founding member of DynamicAction where he leads Company Strategy. In addition to DynamicAction, Brian serves in an advisory capacity for portfolio companies within the West Coast Capital family. He also advises retail startups as a mentor with RevTech.
Brian began his career in startup ecommerce at Garden.com. Upon graduating from college, Brian left to join IBM Global Services where he had a chance to help build a data mining and web analytics startup within Big Blue. After a successful run and in search of true startup incubation, Brian influenced IBM to divest the business to Coremetrics, a Silicon Valley web analytics startup. At Coremetrics, Brian ran product and dramatically expanded the offering suite which led to IBM reacquiring the business and a great shareholder outcome. In his second stint at IBM, Brian led M&A due diligence on multiple acquisitions and was chartered with bringing together multiple software portfolios as part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative. Brian then left IBM to become the VP of Product at eCommera, a London-based software company and systems integrator for Demandware, which was later sold to Dentsu Isobar. Brian holds an MBA with honors from SMU and a BBA with honors from The University of Texas at Austin.