Brian is also the Co-Founder & Co-Organizer of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, a network of grassroots driven communities of people who are obsessively enthusiastic about supply chain, innovation, and technology. The community has nearly 3000 members in its New York City chapter, and nearly 8000 members globally.
Prior to co-founding REFASHIOND, Brian gained 10 years of experience in investment research and management. He spent 8 of those years building an early-stage venture firm, KEC Ventures, from scratch. The firm grew to $98M of assets under management distributed across 2 funds, and 51 investments, with a team of 9 people.
He studied mathematics and physics for his first degree from Connecticut College, holds an MBA with a specialization in financial instruments and markets from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and is a CFA Institute charterholder. He is also an adjunct professor of Supply Chain & Operations Management in the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University.
He is a Venture Partner with Newark Venture Partners, and serves as a VC-in-Residence for Genius Guild Greenhouse Fund.
He blogs at InnovationFootprints.com and is on Twitter @brianlaungaoaeh