Brian Sullivan co-founder of Global Fishing Watch

Brian Sullivan

Board Chair, Global Fishing Watch co-founder

Senior Program Manager, Google Geo Sustainability

Brian Sullivan co-founded Global Fishing Watch in 2014 and has served on the organization’s board since its inception in 2017. He is also a senior program manager at Google where he leverages and develops Google’s infrastructure to address global sustainability challenges.

As part of Google’s Geo Sustainability team, Brian manages external partner relationships and internal Google collaborations to identify and accelerate initiatives in machine learning, large scale analytics, and remote sensing with an environmental impact focus. His partnerships experience spans academic and research organizations, NGOs, U.N. agencies, governments, philanthropy and the private sector.

He is a longtime ocean conservation advocate and has volunteered with citizen scientist data monitoring programs, driven satellite and underwater imagery analysis of corals and kelp, and is always looking for an excuse to get back in the water.

Earlier in his career, Sullivan focused on business intelligence and strategic partnerships at Google, served as a management consultant in financial services, and managed digital divide programs in West Africa.

He holds a bachelor and master’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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