Brian Balfour is a seasoned entrepreneur, growth expert, and investor with a passion for helping businesses scale sustainably. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Reforge, a company that provides online courses, programs, and events for experienced professionals to master growth-related skills. Brian is also a Venture Partner at Long Journey Ventures, where he helps identify and support promising startups. He has an impressive track record of success, having previously served as Vice President Growth, Sales Product Division at Hubspot and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures. Brian is also a Guest Lecturer at Harvard Business School, imparting his knowledge and insights to the next generation of leaders.
Prior to his current ventures, Brian co-founded and served as Chief Marketing Officer of Boundless Learning, a textbook and study materials provider that disrupts traditional publishing models with open-source content. He also co-founded and served as Vice President of Growth at Viximo Inc., a platform for social gaming, and founded Unique Productions, a multimedia production company that creates corporate events, music shows, and short films. Moreover, Brian has experience working as a Product Manager at Zoominfo and as a Growth Advisor and Investor at Quora.
Brian Balfour holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Communication, Applied Statistics, and Sports Management from the University of Michigan. He is an accomplished professional with expertise in growth strategies, product management, digital marketing, and data analysis.