Family Business Director
President, Dragonfly Ventures
MBA, Washington State University
BS, Business Administration, Washington State University
Steve Brilling is the recently retired Executive Director of Seattle University’s Entrepreneurship Center. In that capacity, he was also responsible for the University’s Family Business Program and will continue in that capacity for the foreseeable future as well as run his own consulting practice, Dragonfly Ventures. Steve has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in financial and consulting services, holding titles of President, COO, CIO, and Associate Partner.
Before his work at Seattle University, Steve provided strategic consulting services as President and Principal at Dragonfly Ventures in Seattle, CIO/Senior Vice President at Swiss Re America in New York, and Associate Partner at Andersen Consulting/Accenture in Chicago. Earlier in his career, Steve worked for RSI/Sedgwick Re in Seattle, holding the roles of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Steve holds a bachelor of science in business administration and a MBA from Washington State University. He serves on the boards of BECU and NW Family Business Advisors, the board committee of Physicians Insurance (finance and audit committee), and the advisory boards of N2uitive, Back on Track, and mbsSource.