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 help validating a product or business idea:
“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.”
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. ”
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:
- Product Design and Scope on UI Breakfast
- Jobs to Be Done on Product Popcorn
- Knowing What Customers Want on The Startup Life
- Applying JTBD on The Everyday Innovator
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.
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.
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…
If you’re starting an early-stage startup and you haven’t heard this nugget of truth yet, you will soon: “You’ve got to get out of the building.” This doesn’t mean go for a walk to clear your mind and get the blood flowing. It means you have to get out of your cozy little bubble and…
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…
If you want to start a startup, there’s a big difference between starting at $0 in the bank and sucking it up for a while to put 9-months of expenses in the bank first. The trade-off is in how long you’ll need to be patient.
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.
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.
the container store
How can I help you?
Learn more about the services I offer to help startups design, build, and grow.