Brian Burlingame is President of BlueStar VenturesTM, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, specializing in providing consulting services for organizations to help meet their contractual obligations.
Brian and his team have demonstrated expertise in a wide variety of disciplines to include: Brand creation and management, computer programing services, full-service recycling, energy efficiency assessments, change management, and communications. Before his current role, Brian was Global Process Owner for Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson, where he led governance, proactive development, and enhancement of the end-to-end process of acquiring talent. Brian's career experiences include leadership positions with Merck & Co., Lockheed Martin, and Pfizer.
Brian is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Before entering the corporate world, Brian had an extensive career as a pilot for the United States Navy. Over a period of 20 years, he served in a myriad of assignments including flying combat missions in Kosovo and Desert Storm, serving as the commanding officer for Patrol Squadron ONE at Whidbey Island, Washington, where he led a diverse workforce of over 300 personnel with worldwide national security responsibilities, and working as the chief operating officer for the United States Naval Academy.
Brian served as a board member of the Navy League for five years (highest corporate and individual fundraiser). He is active with the Travis Manion Foundation where he established a memorial in his Mother's honor, Marine Corps League of PA and the Toys for Tots Campaign. He holds degrees from the United States Naval Academy and National Defense University.