Brian Lees

Software Engineer


Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you

In my day gig, I manage an engineering team at CoverMyMeds in Columbus, OH. CoverMyMeds is a healthcare technology company dedicated to helping patients get the drugs they need by streamlining the Prior Authorization process. Besides being a great place to work, it is an incredible opportunity to help build out an engineering organization and develop leaders in a rapidly growing company filled with brilliant people.

To scratch my software development itch, I have several side projects and help with a number of groups (including Pair Columbus, Startup Weekend, and GiveBackHack). 

I am in a place where I am looking for my next “big thing” while also not being in a rush to find it. This affords me the space to strengthen skills gaps and keep an eye out for that next stop.

Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.

  • Practice Marketing and Product skills for a web application designed to help teams fundraise for cancer research for Pelotonia
  • Vet several potential startup ideas to figure out where to best put my limited off-work hours
  • Develop and launch a plan to strategically build out my network