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Brian Price

CEO and Co-FounderKion (formerly

Baltimore, Maryland Area

Member Since April 2021


Start-Up CEO
Cloud Computing


Brian Price leads Kion (formerly and the strategy to achieve the company's mission to make people’s lives easier in the cloud. Before co-founding the company, Brian built software and led software teams at several industry leaders, including Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Jacobs Engineering to name a few. This software helped these companies transform their internal processes and deliver advanced analytics capabilities to customers. One of these applications launched the first self-service internal cloud platform provisioning service, using AWS and VMware vSphere, for Booz Allen Hamilton. These leadership experiences paved the way for Brian in his current role at to help organizations of all sizes realize success using the cloud. In his spare time, Brian loves crafting the perfect recipe in the kitchen while brainstorming the right ingredients for the company’s next success.

Published content

13 'hacks' to bridge the communication gap at work

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Here's how department leaders are breaking the conversation barriers to improve their team relationships. To encourage ongoing dialogue, and inspire an employee's enthusiasm about their contribution to the job, a leader must be relatable, humble, and willing to show up to support their team on a daily basis.  Revealing a sense of humanity and their commitment to staff in the workplace also demonstrates their openness to receive feedback. This, in turn, empowers employees to stay engaged when given a voice—to brainstorm collective solutions that make the organization even better. Below, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best practices to spark some safe, transparent, and meaningful discussions in the office.

16 low-cost ways to recognize and reward your startup team

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Even if you're self-funded, you can still find meaningful and cost-effective ways to recognize and reward your team's hard work. Every leader wants to recognize their team members for their excellent work. But for a startup—especially one that’s bootstrapped—financial rewards may not be possible (for now). Still, when your startup team is putting in long hours and hard work to help you get your dream off the ground, you want to ensure they know that you see their efforts and just how much you appreciate them. Fortunately, showing your team your thanks doesn’t have to be expensive—you just have to be creative and thoughtful. Below, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their advice for entrepreneurs who want to recognize outstanding work from their team even when the budget’s tight.

Sharing the love: 15 business leaders share great ways to support your team members

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It's never been more important for leaders to show their team members their appreciation than in the past several months—and there are many ways to do it. The past year has been a challenging one for everyone, both professionally and personally. From instituting remote work arrangements to temporary layoffs, businesses had to make adjustments—often without warning—to stay afloat. Those businesses that have weathered recent storms could not have done so without the loyalty and hard work of their team members. That’s why it’s more important than ever for leaders to show those team members their thanks and appreciation. Indeed, a little extra love can make a huge difference in employee morale and well-being at any time, but particularly when teams are working remotely and lack the usual in-person interactions. Below, 15 members of Fast Company Executive Board share how they’ve shown their staff their appreciation over the past year and why this approach has been effective in lifting their team's spirits.

15 essential questions to ask before you seek capital for your business

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Seeking capital to fund growth can come with strings attached, so it's important to ask yourself and your investors the right questions. An essential ingredient for a growing business is access to capital at the right time. To accomplish fast, scalable growth, many business owners turn to investors for funding. The decision to add one (or more) stakeholders—who may or may not seek to have input on your company’s operations in exchange—comes with many questions (or should). So what do entrepreneurs need to ask themselves before putting together a pitch, and what should they ask their potential investors? Below, 15 members of Fast Company Executive Board share the important questions business leaders should ask when considering bringing in outside investors to ensure they’re making the right choice at the right time.

Company details

Kion (formerly

Company bio

Kion (formerly, a 50+ person innovative software company based in Fulton, MD, is solving key cloud management challenges for federal and commercial organizations including NASA, DoD, DHS, Verizon, and Indeed. We provide the only comprehensive cloud enablement solution that lets you manage and control your cloud environment at scale. Kion automates end-to-end cloud provisioning—from account creation to sunsetting—while enforcing access control and financial and compliance policies in the cloud. Kion was created to empower enterprises that need a scalable approach to overcome the interdependent challenges of managing their multi-cloud environments. Our solution brings together your siloed networking, security, and infrastructure teams to make the end-to-end cloud account vending process happen in a matter of minutes. Features like savings opportunities help you control growing costs and identify easy ways to save money by rightsizing underutilized and decommissioning unused cloud resources. Our support for cloud providers helps your teams quickly grow their technical skills, allowing your business to use the best platform based on the application’s use case. Kion gives you the time back from the grunt work of managing the cloud to focus on innovation, lowering your total cost of ownership and accelerating your ROI in record time.



Area of focus

Cloud Management
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Security

Company size

51 - 200