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Brian is a technology and product professional with more than 25 years of experience creating and bringing new products to market. He is currently the President and COO of EnglishCentral, a leader in online English language learning. EnglishCentral provides a unique online English language learning experience with a focus on International users.
Previously he was CEO of Avenue100 Media Solutions. During his tenure, Avenue100 broadened its advertising efforts into many areas of online and offline marketing. Avenue100 runs multiple web properties in the education and career space, including its flagship website, CourseAdvisor.com, and education and advice site, StudentAdvisor.com. Previously, he led product management for Nuance Communication’s speech division, where he was responsible for driving the product roadmap, strategy and marketing efforts. In his last year at Nuance, he led the product strategy for merging the technology and product offerings of Nuance Communications and ScanSoft, as a result of the merger of these two companies.
Brian has also held positions at Digital Equipment Corporation’s research labs and the MIT Artificial Intelligence lab. Brian holds patents in a speech technology, internet search, robotics, and virtual reality. Brian holds a Ph.D., S.M. and BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.