Location: Houston, TX
Brian is a serial entreprenuer who successfully founded OnePlace.com in the 90s in partnership with Digital Equipment Corporation. He led the Internet portal and collaboration platform for six years before exiting and selling it to Landmark Communications, owners of the Weather Channel. During this time he also wrote the bestselling book “Making the Internet Family-friendly,” and collaborated with Internet pioneers like Vint Cerf on technical solutions to make and keep the Internet safe for kids.
Brian then worked in the nonprofit sector for a decade leading Ecunet, a multi-faith Internet collaboration platform for faith leaders. As Ecunet’s Executive Director, Brian worked with the Episcopal Church, USA, the Presbyterian Church, USA, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and others to build a collaboration technology platform that was home to over 20,000 pastors.
Next he founded Seniors In Touch, a communications and health care-coordination platform for residents of senior living communities. After launching and successfully building the technology platform, he exited and sold it to the publically traded Cornerstone Healthcare Group. During this time he also began working with AARP and SXSW Interactive on promoting innovative technology solutions and served as architect behind the formation a national innovation consortium of pediatric hospitals and helped guide the launch of TMCx – the accelerator of the Texas Medical Center.
At Energizing Health, Brian works with startups from all over the world and US based healthcare organizations to accelerate healthcare innovation. Begun with a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, Energizing Health solves the problem of how to connect early stage health startups with large, established healthcare organizations. Since its foundation in 2014, Energizing Health has worked with some of the world’s biggest healthcare organizations, with highly recognized thought-leaders, and with some of this era’s most successful health startups.