about bryan starbuck
Focusing on building technology companies
Bryan runs WHITEHAT ENGINEERING, a software engineering firm that acts as the inside engineering team of a startup. The focus is to build the company from the earliest stages through launch, and then working month-to-month to build traction and revenue growth.
a track record of success
TalentSpring was a B2B Enterprise SaaS company. TalentSpring was for company’s recruiting departments and it would find the best resumes for their open positions. TalentSpring was acquired in 2010.
SPARKON was a B2C company for middle school and high school students, and their parents. SPARKOK would discover their passion with personality tests and a self-discovery system. It would then visualize their passions mapping to a great life in a set of infographics. Those areas would then map to Khan Academy-like learning videos, so students could build their future.
WHITEHAT ENGINEERING is a software engineering firm that pairs up with a startup as their internal engineering firm.
Bryan was formerly the founder and CEO of SPARKON.com. SPARKON is for teenagers to discover and pursue their interests and life’s passion. SPARKON creates a visualization of the teenager’s future. It then has videos for the teens to pursue everything they are interested in currently, as well as everything they are interested in around building their best future self. Parents love it because every video contains real learning towards building something important in the teenagers future. SPARKON is the ultimate building system to build 5th to 12th graders into their best future self. The secret is teenagers driven by what they are passionate about.
Bryan was the founder and CEO of TalentSpring, Inc. until its acquisition in 2010. He was Formerly the VP of Product Management at Talent Technologies. Bryan’s passion is creating a vision to bring significant change to a big market, and then building out the team to turn the vision into a profitable company. Bryan focuses on getting an innovative strategic advantage, and then focusing on execution and operational execution to build a disciplined company. Specialties: Leadership, Marketing in internet companies, Ruby on rails, Product Management, SaaS, building/growing software companies, engineering, product UI design, machine learning, data mining, semantic search, online marketing, branding, enterprise sales, web services, entrepreneurship, recruiting industry.