Brian Winter


Brian is the founder of Pyxl, where he has been focused on using his experience in digital marketing to advise the Pyxl team. He is an experienced executive that has built global sales and marketing teams for venture-backed technology start-ups, private equity-backed growth companies and Fortune 500 companies.

A California native, Brian previously served as Chief Revenue Officer of SmartThings, a leading home automation and IOT company, acquired by Samsung. Prior to SmartThings, Brian was Chief Marketing Officer at Carpathia, a leading cloud services provider, acquired by QTS. Previously, Brian was Vice President, Global Virtualization Software Sales at Sun Microsystems, a $20 billion Fortune 500 information technology company. He was also Vice President, Global Services Marketing at Sun Microsystems. Prior to Sun Microsystems, Brian was Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at venture-backed SevenSpace, a global managed services provider.

Brian is actively involved in the technology community and participates as an investor and advisor to technology companies and emerging businesses including Board-level participation and CEO advisory services. He also enjoys speaking and participating on panels and has presented on a wide variety of technology and digital marketing topics in over 20 countries.

Currently, Brian is focused on sharing his years of experience developing creativity skills for individuals and businesses to assist people in realizing their passions and businesses in achieving their objectives. Brian has done extensive research in what fuels creativity and has conducted numerous workshops to help employees realize their creative potential personally and professionally. Brian is a strong believer that creativity lies more in perseverance than genetics.

Brian resides in Arizona, is an ultra trail runner and enjoys combining his running interests with traveling. Brian has had the opportunity to travel and run in some amazing cities and destinations all over the world and most recently completed a 5-day, 80-mile trail run through the West Fjords of Iceland this past summer. Brian has completed over 40 marathons and ultra marathons and is currently training for his first 100-mile trail race.

Recent Project

Carpathia Relationship

  • CA Born & Raised

  • 32 Marathons

  • Entrepreneur

  • White Board Fanatic

  • Passionate for Pyxl

  • Global Speaker