|Harvard College, AB||1989|
|Social Studies / Economics|
|Harvard Business School, MBA||1994|
Brian Goffman is VP, Enterprise Marketing at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. In this capacity, he oversees global marketing for LinkedIn’s businesses including Talent Solutions, Sales Solutions, and Marketing Solutions.
Brian was formerly CEO and Co-Founder of Optify. Optify provides lead generation software for B2B marketing. Before co-founding Optify, Brian was a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group in Seattle. Earlier, Brian was a director at Microsoft where he helped lead the Unified Communications business group.
Prior to Microsoft, Brian was a principal at Austin Ventures, where he was led investments or was an active advisor to companies including Listen.com (RealNetworks), Motive (public), BroadJump (acquired by Motive), BenefitMall, and TechRepublic (acquired by Gartner Group). Earlier in his career, Brian held roles at PointCast, Reuters and McKinsey & Company.
Brian holds an AB, phi beta kappa, and an MBA from Harvard University.