Brian has 20 years of experience in start-up and biotechnology companies. He was a co-founder of Open Biosystems in 2002. The company was sold to ThermoFisher Scientific in 2008. As Open Biosystems’ CEO, Brian set corporate strategy, managed corporate assets, engaged in driving growth and bringing life science research tools to researchers around the world who were elucidating the function of genes and their roles in disease. Previously, Brian was CIO and VP of Bioinformatics with Invitrogen. From 1992 through 2000, Brian was Director of Bioinformatics and Information Technology at Research Genetics, the world’s largest producer of synthetic DNA and genomic research tools. There he led the company’s software developers and information technology professionals in building and supporting the data infrastructure and business systems. Prior to joining Research Genetics, Brian was a founder of a software development firm and worked in the defense and electronics industries as a software engineer.