Before Iterate, Brian was a part of the seed-stage investment team at Turner, looking for startups in the Social, Consumer, Advertising, and Recommendation spaces. Over two years, he made 13 investments, saw two of those companies be acquired (one by Apple). Before Turner, he founded Avot Media, a video transcoding platform built for Mobile, where he was CEO. Customer list included companies like Warner Bros. Avot was acquired by Smith Micro, a public company based in Orange County. At Smith Micro, Brian became the head of the video business and was responsible for strategy, vision, and integration. Before Avot, Brian held management positions over eight years at Apple. For 6 of those, he leads iPhone and Intel Mac initiatives within Apple's very private Secret Products group. He led two core groups that designed the security and activation platform for the first iPhone, and he holds patents in those areas. Brian was initially hired by Apple for his software development and encryption skills.