As an online marketing expert and Internet pioneer, Brian Combs specializes in bringing measurability to marketing. Prior to founding Apogee Search, Brian was Director of Marketing and Business Development for Journyx, the leading provider of web-based time and expense management solutions. At Journyx, he oversaw all marketing and strategic partnership activities.
Prior to this, he was the senior market analyst in the strategic planning group of Globeset, an Austin software developer backed by Citibank, American Express, Chase Manhattan and Compaq Computer. Brian has also managed the development and operations of online storefronts at Technology Works and Power Computing, where he was in charge of all things web, and designed the web's first configuration system for a computer system vendor. Power Computing, a Macintosh clone maker, was the first company to realize $1 million in product sales on the internet.
Brian's web endeavors have received accolades from many sources, including InfoWorld, The Austin Chronicle, The Austin American Statesman, Texas Monthly, and the Houston Chronicle.
In late 1993, Brian co-founded the Austin Web Users Group, one of the world's first web-focused professional associations. He currently sits on the advisory board of EFF-Austin and previously sat on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association, Austin Chapter.