Brian is the Founder, President and CEO of Venn, a technology-driven cosmetics company based in San Francisco. He is also a mentor at MiraKle51, a startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley and South Korea. Prior to launching Venn, Brian practiced law for many years at prestigious law firms in Silicon Valley and New York City, advising startups, venture capital firms, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and portfolio companies on general corporate matters, leveraged buyouts, financial restructurings, equity and syndicated loan financings, and distressed investments. Brian’s experience covers diverse industries, which include life sciences, technology, energy, financial services, consumer and real estate. Brian received his BA from Yale University in Ethics, Politics & Economics and his JD from Duke University School of Law.