Brian is a partner in the San Francisco office and he focuses on 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 has invested in 5 companies that have gone public. Brian led the first institutional investments in Procore (IPO), Wildlife Studios, Restaurant365, Enjoei (IPO), and Ada, early-stage investments in Weave, Mambu, TractionGuest, and Clio*, and growth-stage investments in nCino (IPO) and Bumble (IPO). Brian also led growth buyouts of LiveAuctioneers* and Beyond.
During his time at Bessemer, Brian supported investments in Gainsight, Mindbody (IPO), Playdom* 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.
Brian 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.”