How can I help you build and launch your next product?

I need to sharpen my PM skills and design better products:

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I need to plan and execute better customer interviews:

Check out this Guide to Running Customer Interviews

I need to level up my team:

Look into this JTBD Training & Workshop

I need help validating a product or business idea:

Read these 4 Tips to Follow Before You Pay for a Single Line of Code


“Brian is a genius and should be charging $800 an hour for the thoughtfulness and creative leadership he brings to a team. If you can get him for anything less than that, hire him immediately.”

Andy Stone

Partner at Emerson Stone

“Brian is one of the most discriminating product professionals I know. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone to work with Brian if they get a chance. ”

Jason Hall

VP Growth at travelers haven


Nice to meet you. I’m Brian.

Take a look around and get to know me a little bit better first.

You can get an idea of how I think by reading my blog.

Prefer podcasts? Here’s a selection of shows I’ve been on to help you understand if my point of view is right for your business:

I also host my own podcast called, “Bright & Early.” It’s a podcast for people building early-stage startups. People just like you. Here’s an episode I think you’ll enjoy:


Brian is engaging, thought-provoking, and delightful. He is an excellent communicator and I highly recommend him as a speaker, as an educator, and as a thought-provoker.

Pattie Kettle

Refactoru

Brian is the master of taking a fresh idea, distilling it to its core, and packaging it perfectly for users. He approaches problems pragmatically and thoughtfully, and has a knack for moving quickly and thoroughly.

Jeff Stephens

techstars


Recent Articles

So you wanna start a startup?

You’ve heard the siren’s song. You’re done with the commute. The meetings. Management. More importantly, it’s not about what you’re tired of. It’s about who you were meant to be and what you were meant to do. You can’t help but be creative. You want to build something you own. You want to bet on…

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Is Your Early-stage Startup a Vitamin or a Painkiller?

Last week, I was recording an episode with Jane Portman for my podcast (stay tuned for links and release dates) and as we were talking about moving on from a previous early-stage startup she’d built and sold, she said something that jumped out at me: “I realized that the product was a vitamin, not a painkiller.”- Jane Portman…

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Brian is the most gifted UX expert with whom I have had the opportunity to work. He brings a deep and intuitive appreciation for the outcomes that a user is trying to achieve. Brian’s methodical and thoughtful approach to developing applications is rare and incredibly valuable.

Ryan Hunter

COO at Willie’s reserve

Brian is a hard worker, committed to whatever he finds himself engaged with and very easy to work with. He encourages others and always leads with a cheerful heart and a great attitude.

Jennifer Lefforge

the container store


How can I help you?

Learn more about the services I offer to help startups design, build, and grow.

Help Me Get Unstuck

Schedule a brief consultation and I’ll help you think through your options and decide on a strategy you can bet on.

Help Me Fix My App

I’ll deliver an in-depth action plan with screencasts to provide the clarity you need to make giant leaps forward.

Help Me Talk to My Customers

Running customer interviews isn’t easy. And if done wrong it’s often worse than guessing. I can take this off your hands.

Help My Team Learn Jobs to Be Done

As a former educator, I’ve got years of experience guiding groups toward shared understanding.