Brian Jeremy Kupetz

Brian Jeremy Kupetz

Interim CTO

Los Angeles, California
Marketing and Advertising
  1. BJ & CO
  1. Deutsch,
  2. Techstars,
  3. BDW
  1. University of Arizona
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Freelance CTO and consultant since 2016, though I have also served as an SVP at Deutsch LA and as the Director of Technology at DDB, EVB, and JUXT, amongst other agencies.


  • Interim CTO

    BJ & CO
    – Present (2 years 2 months)

    Interim CTO for multiple companies, interfacing primarily with C-Suite executives. Typically engaged by private equity firms and holding companies to oversee at-risk projects and assist with organizational change by building teams and expanding capabilities. Working primarily with brands in the fashion and retail industries on enterprise e-commerce projects, spanning technical architecture evaluations and system design to full platform migrations

  • SVP, Technology Director

    (3 years 4 months)

    Key Accounts: Target, Volkswagen, Taco Bell, Esurance, Real California Milk, Nintendo, Zillow, Pizza Hut, Pop Secret

    As a creative technology director at D/LA my core duties include overseeing technology initiatives/projects across our client's brands as well as overseeing the technology discipline at the agency.

    Also am an active participant/mentor/instructor in D-PREP, Deutsch's creative residency program.

  • Mentor at Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars

    (1 year 6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
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    (1 year 7 months)
  • Director of Technology

    Tribal DDB
    (9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    Key Accounts: Clorox, Wells Fargo, Intel, Partnership for Drug-free America

  • Technology Director (contract)

    (5 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    Key Accounts: Wrigley, Facebook

  • Interim Director of Technology

    (9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    MIR is a small mobile and emerging platforms R&D house that focuses exclusively on the steps it takes to create, execute and maintain cutting-edge brand initiatives.

    Key Accounts: Popular Science, livefyre, Google, Girl Scouts

    My primary duties included:

    • Involved in all aspects of business development such as: responding to RFPs, authoring proposals, reviewing specifications and architecture, and creating budget and scope documents.

    • Spearheaded all technical aspects of our R&D efforts including various hardware/software technologies such as: mobile handsets/tablets, mobile operating systems, HTML5, big data, event-driven I/O server-side javascript, wifi, NFC, RFID, open frameworks, Cinder, and processing.

    • Oversaw all technical aspects of development and managed/mentored the development team.

    • Rigorously worked on recruiting and growing the technology team in both size and capabilities.

  • Interim Technology Director (contract)

    (5 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Director of Technology

    Juxt Interactive
    (1 year 9 months)

    Key Accounts: Coca-Cola, Cisco, Qualcomm, American Airlines

    • Oversaw all technical aspects of development and managed the development team from architecture to deployment including: technical specifications, functional specifications, use cases, data modeling, and Q&A.

    • Lead, managed, mentored a team of 10+ back-end and front-end developers through delivery of each internal and external project.

    • Oversaw development of highly scalable web applications, content management systems as well as marketing/ad/mobile initiatives using Python, MySQL, Java, Oracle, PHP, Actionscript, C++, and Objective-C.

    • Responsible for growing internal technology team both in size and capabilities.

    • Responsible for overall company infrastructure including the 2008 integration with
    our parent company and 2009 opening of our San Francisco office.

    • Worked with the Sr. Management team to land, vet, and budget new business

    • Acted as an interface between producers and technologists to ensure on-time
    delivery of projects.

    • Research and prototype emerging technologies and disseminate & evangelize this
    information to our staff and clients.

  • Director of Development

    (1 year 5 months)
  • Director of Development

    Go Farm
    (2 years 10 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Key Accounts: West Coast Choppers/Jesse James, Oakland Zoo, Kareo

    • Oversaw all technical aspects of development from architecture to deployment including: technical specifications, functional specifications, wire frames, use cases, data modeling, and process modeling.

    • Managed technical team

    • Hiring/recruiting new talent

    • Research emerging technologies

    • Developed highly scalable enterprise web-based applications

    • Interfaced with Data Centers to monitor site/application health and performance.

  • Sr. Developer

    Juxt Interactive
    (1 year)

    Key Accounts: Kawasaki, Samuel Adams, Boost Mobile, LG, Coca-Cola, Carl's Jr



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