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Brian Costello

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Chief Digital Officer, GYK Antler and Advisor, Progress Partners.

Chief Digital Officer, GYK Antler and Advisor, Progress Partners.

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Involved In


The Barbarian Group
Cambridge Resources Group


Progress Partners
Progress Partners


Chief Digital Officer GYK Antler October 2014 - present
Advisor Progress Partners May 2014 - present
Managing Partner Costello Group, LLC December 2013 - present
SVP Product Development, Content & Media Maple Farm Media March 2012 - October 2014
Vice President and General Manager, Digital Strategy Valassis October 2006 - January 2012
Vice President Digital Strategy & Product Development MetroMystics Technology Corp. August 2004 - August 2006
Co-Founder, Director of Strategy The Barbarian Group December 2001 - October 2004
Research Director: Digital Technologies CERA December 2001 - October 2003
Managing Director Research Associates October 1999 - December 2001
Co-Founder and President Cambridge Resources Group July 1996 - October 1999
Various Early Career May 1983 - July 1996


New England School of Law Law 1991 - 1995
Worcester State College Urban Studies and History 1982 - 1986

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content

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Steve Mitzel
We worked together  •  Previously General Manager, Shared Mail, Valassis. Previously General Manager & Chief Financial Officer, Shared Mail, Valassis.
Brian has a strong business acumen and knows the marketplace better than almost anyone I know. He understands business models and how to mo ... netize and make them profitable from revenue sources to expenses. He is an A+ leader and has passion for what he does every day.
Jay Sun
We worked together  •  Member, theGoodness, Inc and Advisor, 1HourTooth.
Brian has a proven track record of building successful digital marketing companies and a seasoned marketing strategist and partnership build ... er.
Donny Dye
We worked together  •  Vice President, Business Development, Previously Special Projects (Contracted position), Onward Search.
Brian has this unique ability to find the real benefit strategy for companies and individuals. We have talked several times about my company ... 's needs and personal career plans. His advice has always been dead on. I consider him a valuable resource to have on my side.

Donny Dye
We worked together  •  Vice President, Business Development, Previously Special Projects (Contracted position), Onward Search.
Donny is a strategic thinker and doer that understands the value of risk. He's a builder and connector that gets the job done. He's the ki ... nd of guy that may often be described as the "go-to" guy, except that's too cliche' -- you can rely on him, get great coaching and advice from him, and I love that he's always seeking to learn more. He's not afraid of saying what he doesn't know, and he's humble enough to ask for advice.

Tim Walsh
We worked together  •  Co-founder & Managing Partner, ConnectedSearch, LLC. Previously Corporate Recruiter, Vistaprint.
Tim took the leap -- started his own gig and has proven himself time and again. Tim understand entrepreneurs, their needs, and how to help ... them grow their businesses.