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Director, Microsoft Corporate Development Group
Brian is a Director in Microsoft Corporation’s Corporate Development group where he advises internal executives and executes investment and M&A transactions, and leads outreach initiatives with the investor and entrepreneur Community. Brian is responsible for the commitment of over $500 million in capital through investments and acquisitions. Brian cofounded two venture-backed technology companies, Ontela (acquired by Photobucket) and Plectix Biosystems. Most recently at Ontela, Brian served as COO where he led its strategic planning, business development, finance, and operations from founding to 35 employees. Prior, he spent over 5 years at Microsoft. While at Microsoft, Brian helped start the Security Business Unit, developing its initial business plan and executing on business development, intellectual property strategy, and acquisitions.
Brian lives in Seattle with his wife, spending as much time outdoors as possible — aside from the occasional performance with his band, Driftwood. They love to travel, trying to photograph what they see. He works with several nonprofits.