In 2014 Brian Co-founded Bae, a social app for Black Millennials, and as CEO grew it to a top 50 app in 20 countries. His team was acquired by if(we) last year and Brian joined the company to lead Product Marketing and Innovation. In his first 6 months at if(we), he built out the company’s marketing practice and launched 2 new products. The Meet Group (NASDAQ:MEET) acquired if(we) in April 2017 for $60 Million. Brian is currently the Director of Product Marketing there.
Brian’s recent accolades include 2017 Top 10 in STEM, 2016 BET Black History Maker, 2015 Black Enterprise BE Modern Man and a 2015 TechStars Rising Star.
Originally from New Jersey, Brian graduated from The University of Virginia with distinction and honors as a Nelson Mandela Scholar and is a Teach for America alum.
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