Brian DeMuth is a successful entrepreneur who has spent his career supporting the U.S. National Security Mission. As Partner of Riphean Investments, Brian guides the development and implementation of business strategies that align to Riphean’s partners’ vision and objectives.
Brian is also Co-founder of the Cyber Bytes Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing a unique cyber ecosystem of educational and outreach programs that enhance developers and individuals in the cyber workforce. Brian served as the President of the Board and currently advises the foundation on industry engagement.
A nationally recognized technical and business thought leader, Brian regularly presents at industry conferences including the Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit, Hack the Capitol, Mobile World Congress and Automated Driving Systems Conference and Expo 2018. In 2020, he was recognized by DCA Live as a Rising Star of GovCon and has received multiple economic development awards and appreciation for his efforts in the DC area to the state of Michigan.
Prior to joining Joel to launch Riphean Investments, Brian spent four years as the CEO of GRIMM, an engineering and consulting firm focused on ‘the art of the possible’ in cybersecurity. He was brought in to turn an already excellent brand into a profitable business that would attract a valuable acquisition. He accomplished that and more by leading the company to 40% year over year growth and attracting multiple acquisition offers from Industry leading corporations.
Brian has co-founded multiple technology product and services companies, serving as a board member and in an advisory capacity to enable the initial launch of the new company by utilizing his business and technical expertise to guide the business to a successful launch, followed by using his professional networking to introduce the new businesses to potential clients and partners providing the business with a better success rate.
Brian has extensive insight into the entire cyber workforce with 15 years of developing and implementing DoD and military department cyber range programs and training modules and programs for cyber warriors. He led multiple advanced system integration programs for Intelligence Community Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Offense Cyber capabilities development programs, as well as providing management consulting support to corporate information security strategies for large Fortune 50/100 Chief Information Security Officers.
Brian has sat on numerous advisory boards including Cyber Bytes Foundation, NVCC Cyber Workforce advisory board, GMU Cyber Curriculum working group, US Government Intelligence Fusion working groups, National security Advisory working groups, among others.
Working on behalf of programs out of the Defense Department Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Brian supported Technical Transfer of advanced technologies into the commercial space by aligning technologies at national laboratories, such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, to commercial industry, and Government technology programs, with Venture Capital and Private Equity firms that would provide the funding to turn these technologies into commercially viable and sustainable products for commercial and US Government acquisition.
Additionally, Brian has 20 years of professional experience in national and international classified system network architecture design and implementation, cyber policy development and implementation, HUMINT and SIGINT systems design and integration, Counterintelligence program development, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility project development and execution and numerous related efforts that tie directly to national security and defense of the U.S. government’s systems and networks.