Brian McCarthy
Venture Builder

Brian is a dynamic and pragmatic chief executive with more than 20 years of experience. He is passionate about the role of technology in transforming the world, raising the rising billion, and helping large global companies catalyze positive change. As a Venture Builder, Brian is a mentor and leader who helps New Venture Teams clarify their product vision and operationalize their go-to-market strategy. 

Brian has built a successful career developing operational strategies and organizing teams that drive business growth for private, venture-backed, and public companies. With expertise in offline and digital two-sided marketplaces, Brian led operations at Search123 — an early PPC search engine acquired by Conversant — and was the SVP of Business Development and Operations at — a DFJ and BVP-funded video sharing platform that was sold to Live Universe. Additionally, he ran product and marketing teams at Citysearch, CityGrid Media, the Search Agency, and Futuredontics, Inc. — the parent of 1-800-DENTIST — which sold to Dentsply Sirona.

Brian attended the University of Oregon, where he earned a BA in communications. In his free time, Brian enjoys tennis, hydroponic greenhouse gardening, and juicing his homegrown kale, celery, and spinach.