Brian Demers

Associate Director of Licensing and Business Development
Technology Ventures Office
(401) 863-5435

Brian Demers is an executive leader with proven results in developing and managing new business and technology ventures.  Brian works principally with investigators at the School of Engineering, assisting faculty with identifying and developing inventions that can become products, establishing partnerships with industry (through licenses and industry-funded programs), and getting start-ups off the ground.


Brian has worked in a number of technology companies throughout his career, demonstrating dynamic leadership combining both general management and product management responsibilities within fast-paced, technology-driven organizations, industries and markets. He has proven expertise in driving profitable growth in challenging, competitive and volatile customer markets - domestic and international. He has strong leadership and communication qualifications with excellent skills in leading and empowering geographically dispersed cross-functional teams.


Early in his career, Brian co-founded and was Vice President of Engineering at ViaDSP.  After the company was acquired by NMS Communications, Brian stayed with NMS for a number of years in various roles including most recently as VP & General Manager of the Mobile Application business unit (subsequently spun out as Livewire Mobile). Prior to joining Brown, Brian worked with startups and entrepreneurs as an advisor, mentor and business strategy consultant focusing on a variety of technology markets and products (mobile, cleantech, healthcare IT).


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