Brian Iacaponi, director of technology innovation

Brian is an entrepreneur, technology executive, startup advisor, and occasional backend web developer with over 15 years of experience envisioning, building, and managing technology companies and teams.

As director of technology innovation, Brian oversees Best Friends’ network of web sites, the growing technology volunteer network and the newly formed startup incubator and accelerator program. He also helps evaluate emerging technologies, all with the goal of leveraging technology to help achieve no-kill by 2025.

Previously, Brian was the director of technology for a VC-funded social media start-up and CTO for a leading affiliate marketing company. Brian has also held senior-level software engineering positions at numerous tech start-ups, in addition to founding a real estate software company that was acquired in 2010.

Brian graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he earned both BS and MBA degrees. When not working, he enjoys travel, photography, running and hiking. He has two former Sanctuary dogs, Snickers and Captain Jack; they say hello.