Brian Cross

Chief Information Officer/EVP of Solution Architecture


Brian is a founding partner at KlarisIP. He oversees the solution architecture of both the consulting and managed services divisions. His focus is on building actionable strategies to help organizations transform their data and workflow processes.

Prior to KlarisIP, Brian spent 14 years working at the intersection of content, rights and data. His experience spans a diverse range of industries from publishing to education to financial services. He has held roles at Macmillan Learning, AIG, Condé Nast, ArtStor and Pratt Institute. At Condé Nast, he helped to implement the company’s first enterprise digital asset management and semantic/taxonomy systems. As a director at Condé Nast, his day-to-day responsibilities included the planning and management of the company’s digital assets and rights systems. These systems facilitated a robust metadata, content conversion and syndication workflow for Condé Nast’s 150 US and international brands. Brian continued this work at AIG and Macmillan Learning, where he helped to develop content workflows, metadata frameworks and guide system implementation.

In his career, Brian has worked across a broad range of application categories, including DAM, Contract/Rights Management, ERP, ECM, CMS and Semantic Management. Brian holds an MLIS from Pratt Institute and has been an active participant in the data standards community. He lives and works in New York City.