Brian is a partner in the San Francisco office and he focuses on early and growth-stage investments in enterprise software. He is passionate about working with founders who are shaping their industries and often don’t fit the Silicon Valley mold.
Brian has been at Bessemer since 2008 and led the first institutional rounds in Procore, Restaurant365, Traction Guest, Ada, and LiveAuctioneers (acq. by Cove Hill), as well as Bessemer’s early investments in Clio, Weave, Mambu, and nCino.
Brian helps oversee Bessemer’s efforts in Latin America where he led the firm’s investments in Wildlife Studios and Enjoei. During his time at Bessemer, Brian supported investments in Gainsight, Mindbody (MB), Playdom (acq. by Disney) and helped found Columbia Lake Partners, a European venture debt fund.
Prior to Bessemer, Brian worked in the private equity group at Blackstone and founded an online advertising agency. He graduated from Harvard University and sits on the board of the Heckscher Foundation for Children.
"People say venture capital is a pattern-recognition business, however, the biggest opportunities exist where those patterns break."