Brian is Goodreads’ Senior Software Architect. In 2009, he took a one-year leave from a PhD program in Electrical Engineering at Stanford to become CTO of Discovereads…a leave that has become permanent now that Discovereads and Goodreads have joined forces.
Brian is passionate about using technology to help bibliophiles find books and authors they’ll love, whether through algorithms or great social interaction. Before Stanford, Brian worked at Sapient Corporation for 7 years after earning an S.B. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard. For fiction, he prefers literature and humor, while his non-fiction tastes vary widely–though geekana, popular science and Wall Street are a few threads that run through his reading resume. He owes his love of reading to his high school English teacher, Mrs. Gregory, and friend, Sarah F., who both helped him ‘snap out of it.’