Brian Gaines

brian-gainesBrian Gaines is the Chief Executive Officer of the MdBio Foundation.  Mr. Gaines joined the MdBio Foundation in 2012 after serving as Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.  He has spent most of his professional career creating and working for several entrepreneurial endeavors at the intersection of the business and nonprofit worlds.

In previous roles, Mr. Gaines has held leadership positions with two of America’s most effective social change organizations – College Summit and KaBOOM!    Mr. Gaines also was the Founding Executive Director of Joshua Venture, a national venture philanthropy fund working to launch and support innovative nonprofits.  In his business career, he was the CEO and Managing Partner of the first chain of  Ben & Jerry’s retail outlets West of the Mississippi.  He then went on to serve as the Western Regional Business Manager for Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.  He has also helped to found several other nonprofit organizations and served as the President of the San Francisco Human Services Commission.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Biomedical Research Institute and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.