In 1995, Brian designed the first TV Guide web site and helped BusinessWeek move from AOL to the web. Since then he has created or co-created many popular brands including Engadget, Autoblog, Joystiq, Cinematical, TUAW.com, Obsessable, Super Eco, ComicMix, Meet The Makers, Crowd Fusion and Blogstakes -- and built all of the platforms that powered them.
Brian has also built publishing platforms for brands he didn't personally create such as TMZ, The Daily, Capgemini, Intel, JD Edwards, Deloitte & Touche, The Kansas City Chiefs, Dow Jones Venture Reporter, Warner Bros, MySpace and Netscape.
Specialties include: products, branding, design, development, content management, startups, scaling, cloud, mobile, agile, virtual, puns.
Industry Expertise (5)
Media - Online
Information Technology and Services
Areas of Expertise (10)
Weblogs, Inc. and Blogsmith (professional)
President and Co-founder of Weblogs, Inc. with Jason Calacanis. http://www.weblogsinc.com/ http://www.engadget.com/ http://www.autoblog.com/ http://www.tvsquad.com/ http://www.slashfood.com/ http://www.joystiq.com/ and about 50 more leading blogs in 5 languages. Weblogs, Inc. was acquired by AOL in October 2005. Our enterprise blogging platform Blogsmith was acquired by AOL in November 2006 and powers several of the Technorati top 100 blogs.
Texas Christian University: BS, Physics and Astronomy 1991
Minors in both Mathematics and Fine Arts
Victor Agreda Jr., Editor | The Next Web
Brian is capable of performing business magic: anticipating needs and solving problems before the become problems or before users start asking for features. Coupled with boundless energy and a quick wit, Brian's leadership is inspirational to anyone in a company where results matter and innovation is built into the culture. It was an honor working with him!
Event Appearances (4)
Brand Publishing's Secret Weapon
iStrategy Conference Miami, FL
A Perfect Storm: When Mobile Met The Cloud
Breaking Development Dallas, TX
Sites, Servers, Action! Cloud Computing Goes Hollywood
SxSW Interactive Austin, TX
An Abundance of Tools, An Absence of Craft
Audience Conference New York, NY