|Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts|
|Economics and French|
|Harvard Business School, MBA|
Brian Hoskins is Founder and CEO of Slingkast, a mobile marketing platform for businesses and brands. Founded in 2013, Slingkast leverages behavioral data to improve how businesses engage, reward, and retain their customers.
Prior to Slingkast, Brian was a Director on Microsoft’s Emerging Business Team, focusing on mobile and wireless startups spanning both consumer and enterprise technologies. Brian served as Senior Product Manager in Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business, where he led the commercialization of System Center Mobile Device Manager, a new mobile security, management, and access product. Brian started at Microsoft in 2004 as Senior Product Manager on the Exchange Server team, where he led Pricing and Licensing for the Exchange Server 2007 launch as well as managed Exchange’s global sales force escalations.
Previously, Brian was an Engagement Manager with the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, D.C., leading the launch of a new consulting practice focused on technology and sales force optimization. Brian also worked at Enron Corporation in Houston, TX as a Senior Analyst for a venture capital fund focused on energy technology and later as a Manager launching the world’s first video-on-demand venture delivered via Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL).
Brian holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Economics and French from Vanderbilt University.