Brian started his career at Apple. For 6 of 8 years, he led 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. Brian left Apple to found Avot Media, a video transcoding platform built for Mobile, where he was CEO. The 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. After Avot, Brian joined the seed-stage investment team at Turner where he sought out 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).