Brian Herbert

Chief Technology Officer

As an experienced Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering, Brian has managed successful teams covering a variety of disciplines. His background ranges from building web applications to hiring and managing over 100 developers, QA engineers, and data scientists for companies in industries ranging from technology to journalism and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Vsimple, Brian was the VP of Software Engineering at Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing platform serving customers of all sizes from hobbyists to large enterprise in industries aerospace, automotive, medical, robotics and others. While there, heled the software engineering team that built out both an innovative and highly successful instant pricing and buying experience and supplier portal. His team also launched a new line of business, selling raw materials and consumables for the manufacturing industry online.

In 2018, Xometry acquired MakeTime, where he was the Chief Technology Officer. Outside of Brian's manufacturing experience, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Ushahidi, a globally distributed technology company enabling grassroots journalism in election monitoring, crisis response, advocacy, and human rights. His team was globally diverse, spanning from East Asia and Oceania, across Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States. Beyond high level leadership there, he built and maintained the managed service of Ushahidi, called Crowdmap, which was responsible for hosting tens of thousands of mapping deployments around the world.

Brian received his MBA from Kennesaw State University and a BS in Computer Information Systems from Bellarmine University. Outside of work, Brian has served in the Peace Corps in Kenya and is currently on the Board of Directors at the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.