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Brendan Burns

Advisor Pittsfield, Massachusetts Area, US

CEO, 1000|Museums, Professor - Columbia Business School and Advisory Board Member,

CEO, 1000|Museums, Professor - Columbia Business School and Advisory Board Member,

3 vouches

Involved In

Franchise Solutions


CEO 1000|Museums December 2012 - present
Advisory Board Member August 2011 - present
Adjunct Professor Columbia Business School 2003 - present
CEO Excelsior Integrated October 2011 - December 2012
Managing Director Stepping Stone Capital Partners May 2006 - August 2011
Principal Schneider Selections 2009 - 2010
CFO & GM VAR BU Vigilar July 2006 - December 2009
Managing Partner Stepping Stone Capital Partners 2006 - 2008
Owner EIS/ July 2004 - May 2006
co-CEO PowerOne Media 2001 - 2003
Board Member Franchise Solutions 1999 - 2003
CEO AdOne Classified Network 1995 - 2003
CEO AdOne LLC 1995 - 2001


Columbia University - Columbia Business School Finance, Entreneurship 1993 - 1995
Fordham University Business 1984 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

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Dave Lerner
We worked together  •  Director, Columbia University Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor: Entrepreneurship, Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Tenacious, experienced serial entrepreneur- no quit in him- gets it done
Dave Kerpen
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, Likeable Local and Author, Likeable Leadership. Boston grad.
Brendan is driven, super smart and thoughtful. He is an excellent entrepreneur, definitely going places. Two likeable thumbs up!
Pau Sabria
They're my professor  •  Co-founder, Olapic. Previously Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group.
Brendan provided great advice, is approachable and very honest, and is available at any time for a call.

Samantha Diamond
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO, CultureConnect. Previously @20x200. Columbia and Tufts grad.
Samantha is very persistent and detail-oriented. Approaches projects with passion and creativity and is fun to work with.

Graham Riley
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Throwbak, Inc. Formerly: Director of Bus. Dev., 1000Museums; Interim-CFO, Gotham Tech Labs; Associate, The Jordan Company
Graham is enthusiastic and driven and has high, positive energy level. He approaches projects with a singular focus and is very results ori ... ented.