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Brian handles vision, strategy, business development and increasing operational efficiency for the growing Capital Innovators organization. He excels at the intersection of creativity and business and thrives in constructing innovative value creating opportunities from inception through execution. Specifically he has developed expertise in fundraising, venture capital, angel investments, accelerators, tech and consumer products startups, intellectual property law, trademark and patent protection, sales, marketing (social media, blogging, website development, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM)), pricing strategy, talent acquisition, management, finance and innovation consulting. Additionally, through each of his professional roles, Brian has gained a great deal of experience as a leader; managing large groups of startups, mentors, sponsors, partners, investors and employees.
In addition to managing the operations of the organization, Brian also helps manage and assist our portfolio of companies. This includes facilitating future financing and venture deal structure, strategy and business development consulting, and improving operational structures within the companies. Brian has previously held the roles of Associate and Program Director for the organization and has in-depth experience and knowledge in the startup space. His background also includes roles such as Director of Operations and Business Development for Page Law and Director of Marketing for Schultz & Myers; both premier St. Louis based personal injury law firms.
Brian holds a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and a BIS focusing in English and Sociology from the University of Missouri. He also serves as a Board member for the St. Louis Suit Project, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing new and gently used suits to individuals in need. As the Operations Chairman of the organization, he assists in managing operations, legal activities, fundraising, brand development, and marketing. Born and raised in St. Louis, Brian resides in the Central West End.