It wouldn’t be yia! without a bit of international in the mix; we present to you Brian Glynn! Brian is a long-term business development leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. From there he leads business development for the US as senior director of Trov; a global leader in embedded insurance, powering the future of digital insurance distribution and emerging mobility and partnering with industry leaders such as Waymo, Lloyds Banking Group, PSA, Hyundai, and Honda amongst many others.
Brian began his journey with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick and has since been a part of ventures spanning Ireland, the U.S., France and Canada. Brian has helped international tech startups gain footholds in Silicon Valley, consulted with publicly traded fintech/healthcare companies and been advisor to Output Sports, (a spin-out from University College Dublin). His extensive skillset in market/customer assessments, go-to-market planning and sales cycle management has allowed him to marry his engineering science degree with the art of sales, acting as a point of difference in his field.
Though innovating in a traditionally risk-averse and heavily regulated sector like insurance has been especially challenging for Brian and his team, he believes it is the key to their success in launching products never seen before in the industry. He wants to communicate this message of importance through participating as a guest judge at yia!, sharing his knowledge and insights with tomorrow’s leaders.