Brian Anderson


Peoria, Illinois, US

Computer Scientist, MBA, Lean Black Belt
Brian's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
User Experience

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Brian

Brian believes that the secret to innovation is the promotion of an environment where ideas are exchanged freely and without fear. To build such an environment requires hard work that is shouldered equally between leaders and workers.


Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health. - Bill Gates

Work Experience

General Manager, Founder

Notionovus, LLC

March 2012 - Today

Entrepreneur: Founder and spokesperson, representative to networking groups and technical developer organizations, general manager   Innovator: Created a Kickstarter campaign, developing software utilizing Raspberry Pis and other SBCs, obtained Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate Software Architect: Developer of AProxy / GSB architecture, requirements for drastically reducing cost of middleware while increasing security, reliability and transparency Author: Developed a nine stage process for innovation, blog and post on topics concerning leadership, Intranet of Things, guiding change and technology, authoring a book about guiding change in an era of rapidly accelerating innovation Guide: Host ‘Idea Night, Peoria’ a monthly meetup group dedicated to giving fledgling ideas a necessary boost on their way to becoming reality, engage fellow entrepreneurs in the Peoria startup community

Engineering Supervisor, Six Sigma Black Belt

Caterpillar, Inc.

January 1988 - April 2013

Production Systems Division - Proxy Process Owner, Engineering Supervisor, Engineering Team Lead: Proxy Process Owner for manufacturing execution and support (SAP ME), supervisor for assembly test and paint team Logistics Division - 6 Sigma Black Belt, Technical Architect: Developer of customer development segment of Logistics New Process Introduction (L-NPI) process, 6 Sigma program manager for Ford of Mexico parts distribution, technical designer for custom SAP Logistics / Warehousing (MM/WM) Parts Sales and Service Information Services - Architect, Developer: Technical team lead and inventor of Service Technician Workbench (Patent #: 6,859,930), developer of Caterpillar Guided Diagnostics and RPI Diagnostics, Diagnostic Authoring Tool Caterpillar Industrial, Inc. - Application Engineer: Lead developer of landbase control system, project manager of self-guided vehicle applications Electrical and Electronics Engineering - Support Engineer: Software developer for ECAP Extension, Truck Payload Measurement PC platform


Bradley University

B.S. Computer Science

1982 - 1985

Bradley University

M.B.A., Marketing Concentration

1998 - 2001

Illinois Central College

CCNA Certificate

2014 - 2015


Brave Launch


CoFoundersLab Accelerator


Co-working Space

The Nest,

2015 - Today