Brian leads the engineering group for Google's geo products, which include Google Maps, Earth, Local Search, SketchUp, Street View, Ocean, Mars and Moon.
Brian joined Google in 2004 via the acquisition of Keyhole Corporation where he was head of engineering, a founder, and a member of the board.
Prior to Keyhole, Brian was a founder at Intrinsic Graphics and an Engineering Director at @Home Network.
Previously, he spent eight years at Silicon Graphics developing high-end workstation 3D graphics subsystems like GT, GTX, RealityEngine and InfiniteReality. He holds two issued patents including the one for KML, which is now an open standard for GIS data.
Brian has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Dec, 2015||uMake||$4.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2015||Klarismo||$245k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2015||uMake||$700k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2014||MODE, inc.||$775k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||Shyp||$2.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||YouEye||$3M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2011||Freshplum||$1.44M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2011||Leap Motion||$1.3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2011||Miselu Inc.||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2011||Lightbox||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2010||AppMakr||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2009||SnapLogic||$2.3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
BS, Electrical Engineering
|Sep 13, 2016||Business Journals - Uber hires Tesla mapping pioneer as it builds its team to take on Google|
|Aug 1, 2016||Uber Gizmo - Uber To Invest $500 Million Into A Global Mapping Project|
|Aug 1, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Uber is spending $500 million to cure its addiction to Google|
|Aug 1, 2016||IT World - Uber is investing $500M in alternative to current maps like Google's|
|Aug 1, 2016||BBC Business - Uber plots global roadmap scan to help drivers|
|Aug 1, 2016||Tech Moran - Uber to ditch Google Maps|
|Aug 1, 2016||CIO New Zealand - Uber is investing $500M in alternative to current maps like Google's|
|Aug 1, 2016||CIO Australia - Uber is investing $500M in alternative to current maps like Google's|