Employee Spotlight

As we close our Seed round, it’s time we take a look at the team laying the foundation for the next phase of the company. Learn a bit more about our employees below and feel free to reach out anytime for anything we can do to help you and your business!

Ireland Carter (Founder & CEO)

Why Bricleir?

Bricleir is the result of all the businesses lenses I’ve been lucky enough to see through. Whether working in Fortune 500 consulting, early-stage startups, venture capital, or small family businesses, it was clear that there was an opportunity to build a platform that was more efficient in driving business partnerships and fostering a sense of collaboration around all things innovation.

What are you hoping to gain from your experience in the Bricleir trenches?

This is the hardest and easiest role I’ve had so far. Being a first-time female founder has a ton of challenges, but I’m genuinely passionate about what I’m building and who I’ve been able to work with. At the end of the day, I’ll be happy if I can say that I enjoyed the adventure with some great folks and built something of value.

What does innovation mean to you or why do you consider it to be so important?

Both at a micro and macro level, innovation is everything. As humans, I think we’re always interested in improving ourselves and society. After all, what fun is there in just kicking back and thanking the people that came before us for all of their hard work? We’ve got to keep building upon advancements and making a dent. The coolest part about being in Silicon Valley right now is just how quickly we can iterate with the resources we have at our disposal. Nothing is out of reach.

Who in Silicon Valley would you want to have dinner with?

I’ll tiptoe around this. There are so many incredible people to meet in the valley and I fully intend on making that happen, but the truth is that I’d love a dinner (party) with the supportive folks in my network who are unabashedly themselves. There’s nothing better than surrounding yourself with people you’ve grown to know well who are inspiring not just because they’re a kickass founder or investor, but because they’re full of “goodness and grit” and know how to laugh. I’m beyond blessed that the people I’m most in awe of are the ones I’m surrounded by regularly.

Favorite business quote?

“If you build it, he will come.” Yes, this is from Field of Dreams. It’s also a quote that we memorized in my first business management class by a professor I’ll never forget and when I was introduced to Harvard Case Studies and the world of Fortune 500 management. Just because we build something, doesn’t mean people will come. However, faith has never been something I lack and I have to believe that if you build something great, others will show up.

What are you tackling at Bricleir?

Anything and everything. Mostly I love building product and relationships.

Jared Mrozinske (Director of Sales and Business Development)

What brought you to Bricleir?

I see Bricleir as an opportunity to accomplish a goal that is very important to me. Through Bricleir, I can help solve a real business need, while also helping to create a community that brings people together to change the way the world works. I believe that when you make the right connections in life, that is where the true magic lies and incredible things can happen.

What are you hoping to gain from your experience in the Bricleir trenches?

With every new opportunity comes a new network of game-changers. I am looking forward to learning from Ireland, Sean, Tim, Daphne, and the Bricleir team, while also meeting new Fortune 500 executives, startup CEOs and incredibly talented students.

What does innovation mean to you or why do you consider it to be so important?

To me, when done responsibly, innovation means progress. It is critical that the world of business continues to evolve in a responsible, positive way that creates more opportunities for more people to succeed.

Who in Silicon Valley would you want to have dinner with?

Andre Iguodala – He’s a world-class athlete with an interest in business and tech investment. I also understand he is a pretty good golfer. I think we’d have a lot to talk about.

Favorite business quote?

“Success equals the people I meet and what we create together.”

What are you tackling at Bricleir?

At Bricleir, my responsibilities are twofold. I want to grow the sales side of the business, while simultaneously expanding the team of Scouts that are so important to our success.

Sean Bolton (Engineer)

What brought you to Bricleir?

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to work for a startup in Silicon Valley. After college, I wanted to work for a high growth company, learn the ropes and build great products. Following my graduation from The University of Notre Dame, I moved out to the Bay Area and joined the Bricleir team as our first full-time engineer.

What are you hoping to gain from your experience in the Bricleir trenches?

I am a firm believer in learning by doing, over the past ten months at Bricleir I have already learned so much about building product, raising venture capital and hiring new people. Working at an early stage startup provides a unique opportunity to try out new ideas and experiment rapidly.

What does innovation mean to you or why do you consider it to be so important?

I believe innovation is a key part of being human, everything around us is the result of innovative minds coupled with hard work. For millennia our species has continuously innovated in all aspects of life. It turns out that small agile startups are the source of much our innovation here in Silicon Valley, at Bricleir we are building tools to help businesses connect with this innovation.

Who in Silicon Valley would you want to have dinner with?

I would love to have dinner with Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. As an engineer, I am in awe of the work Woz did in the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs gets most of the credit but I believe Woz was equally important to the success of the company.

Favorite business quote?

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

I am a huge Buffett and Munger fan, they have built their names and fortunes by sticking to a small number of solid principles, this quote from Buffett is a personal favorite.

What are you tackling at Bricleir?

I’m focused on building product here at Bricleir along with our two interns Horacio and Jack. We are constantly adding and refining features to our site. It has been a steep learning curve but I’ve loved every minute of it so far!