Brady Brim-DeForest Entrepreneur, Investor & Advisor

Brady's passion for building purpose driven organizations spans a twenty-year entrepreneurial career.

He currently serves as CEO of Formula.Monks , the technology solutions division of S4 Capital , which transforms the world's most ambitious companies with AI. He has co-founded over half a dozen successful startups, closed sales over $250 million, and helped global, monolithic organizations recapture their spirit of innovation. Along the way he navigated his companies onto the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies five times, won the Inc. Best Workplace Award, was named to Comparably's list of Best CEOs four years in a row, and was named one of 100 Top US CEO's in the Enterprise Space by CEO Boardroom magazine.

Headshot of Brady Brim-DeForest Brady helped pioneer the application of lean product design, Agile development, and autonomous, self-empowered teams within the enterprise and has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies implement radical new processes that enable them to design, build, and ship competitive products at startup speeds. He has led platform and product architecture for services that power enterprise-scale technology solutions for customers like AT&T, Apple, American Express, Caterpillar, Cisco, Disney, Fox , Nielsen, Ubisoft and more — including systems designed for global scale and mission-critical uptime in finance, telecom, media, and healthcare verticals.

An in-demand mentor , speaker , and writer on AI, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the future of work, Brady has more than two decades of experience in product design, organizational transformation, and startup management.

He advises startups and growth stage companies, is an active angel investor, and mentors entrepreneurs in their journey to scale.

He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Royal Geographical Society, among others. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Forbes, and is a member of the invite-only Forbes Technology Council.

Brady is a long-time producer on screen and more recently, on stage. Among his productions are Patriots, People Places & Things, Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder, Orient Express, War Horse, Oh Mary!, and Kiss Me Kate.

Brady has a wife and three children and they split time between homes in Texas, Maine, and California.

Giving Back

Brady has played roles in a diverse set of not for profit organizations spanning his areas of interests from commercial to cultural including as a member of the board of directors of the Open Web Foundation, the steering committee for Data Portability, and the Board of Councilors for the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Brady's philanthropic endeavors include support for early career academics with the Heraldic Institute's Brim-DeForest Early Career Fellowship, and research facilities at the premiere family history institution, American Ancestors in Boston.

Antiquarian Interests

Outside of his professional endeavors, Brady is an historian and heraldist, with a focus on medieval land tenure, and the historic geography of England and Scotland.

He is a life Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society, a life Fellow at the Royal Asiatic Society, a Fellow at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and an elected member of the Royal Historical Society. He is the founder of antiquarian publishing house, Palfrey Press .