Brian is a strategy and management consultant who helps foundations, nonprofits, and socially responsible companies design high-impact strategies and develop and launch new innovative new programs and products. Brian brings over a decade of multi-sector and entrepreneurial experiences to his work with clients. He is the founder and former CEO of Friendfactor—an award-winning online LGBT advocacy nonprofit. Previously, Brian served as the Director of Entrepreneur Services at Endeavor Global, an international development venture philanthropy firm. He has served clients while at Bain & Co. and The Bridgespan Group and has worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Brian, who hails from St. Louis, Missouri, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University. Brian is a winner of the SXSW 2012 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award, the 2010 Harvard Business School Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, and Splashlife’s 30 Under 30: Civic Leaders Award. Brian has published on the subject of entrepreneurship and international development (Harvard Business School case study entitled “Endeavor: Creating a Movement for High-Impact Entrepreneurship”) and is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics involving social innovation, technology, digital media, and authentic leadership.