United States

Brian Kathman

Brian Kathman


Entrepreneur and C-level executive who has spent the past 25 years building valuable technology businesses that shape markets. Has founded or been part of the original team for six early-stage businesses, growing value quickly for each of them quickly with a specialization in mobile technology, text messaging and digital communications. 

Currently CEO of a SaaS business literally from the basement to $6M ARR in six years.  Previously, managed the growth of a services business 10x in five years to $50M cash flow, and prior to that led the initial business growth for a start-up which exited at $430M in eight years..  Also, as an executive consultant to a public technology company, launched a new line of business which grew to $50M in less than five years.  Member of the Forbes Technology Council and mentor to several other entrepreneurs.

Company Description

  • Signal Vine provides an AI-driven, two-way text messaging platform to colleges and universities which enables their staff to communicate with and engage students through the full student lifecycle. We founded Signal Vine in 2013, and we have serviced nearly 500 education organizations with local customers which include UVA, JMU, GWU and many others.

Primary Industry

  • Communications
  • Other
  • Software