Software Engineer

I write code. I build things.

Born and raised in Palo Alto, Brian developed an early obsession with all things tech. At age 7 his discovery of VBA in Microsoft Excel began a lifelong obsession with programming. By age 13 he was studying C++ at Stanford University and has since familiarized himself in nearly every modern programming language, with an emphasis on Microsoft technologies, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript.

Brian has worked as a web developer and software engineer at some of the most successful start-ups in SIlicon valley including (top 50 website), RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson), Ephox and StorSimple. He has also worked for larger companies such as Allergan and most recently Microsoft.

As a two-time start-up founder, Brian has focused on bringing innovative new ideas to mobile devices for both business users and consumers. He has spent the past few years building Nearby Live, a top social discovery network where users are able to locate and connect with new people living near them.

Nearby Live is one of the fastest growing services for the location-based discovery space with well over a million users. The service is available on Windows Phone, iPhone, Windows 8, Facebook, and the web at The company has been featured by some of the tech industry’s largest names in news, including TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and WIRED.

Brian’s passion for technology and innate problem solving abilities are the hallmark of everything he does. His wide-ranging expertise coupled with an unyielding drive to succeed gives him a unique advantage when helping startups exceed their potential.

Primary Specialties: Front-end Development (HTML5, JavaScript, Bootstrap, jQuery), Web Application Development (PHP, C#, ASP.NET, Node.js), Database (MS-SQL, mySQL, No-SQL), Mobile Development (Windows Phone, Android, iPhone), Cloud (Amazon, Azure), and a whole lot of other technologies.

  • iPhone, Android, Windows Phone
  • HTML5, CSS
  • .NET, C#, PHP
  • SQL, NoSQL
  • jQuery, Knockout, Bootstrap





Nearby Live



 Founder & CEO
 Nearby Live
2010 - Present
 Software Dev Engineer 2
 Microsoft Corporation.
2012 - 2013
 Senior Engineer
2010 - 2012
 Founder & CEO
 SynergeTech Solutions, Inc.
2009 - 2012
 Software Engineer
2007 - 2009


Feel free to reach out if you have anything you'd like to discuss with me!

  •  650-556-4141
  •  Palo Alto, CA

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