If you’re here, you’re probably facing one of these challenges:

  • You know you should be doing Customer Interviews, but need someone to lead the effort.
  • You know you need a landing page to establish trust & quality, but you aren’t a designer.
  • You’re ready to outsource development, but need someone you can trust to oversee the process.
  • You’re sprinting like crazy, but only seem to be going in circles.

If any of this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place.

I help early-stage startups build, launch, and grow their business, and I can help you stop the madness and start making progress.

“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.

  • 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


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


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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

Interested to learn more?

Get in touch and let’s discuss how we can grow your business together.