The Calming Influence

Back when the idea of an e-commerce store was a massive risk, Brian helped us feel forward-thinking, not crazy. We knew asking Brian and his brother Mike to develop our websites would demand a leap of faith. Brian jumped right in, leaving his longtime job to join us. He was our fixer and virus vanquisher — the levelheaded guy everyone could count on when things went crosswise. He named our first computer server “First Base,” starting off a baseball-naming process we still follow. Brian had a knack with people, so it was no surprise when he transitioned to human resources, first with us and then with his own company. By trusting in our ideas and trusting us with his future, Brian helped us believe in ourselves.