Brian Castro

Brian Castro

cutting red tape for innovators and navigating regulatory barriers to disruptive technologies
General Business • Financial
Washington, D. C., US
  • Government
  • Advocacy
  • Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Compliance
  • Compliance Management
  • Consumer Lending
  • Contractors
  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Sector
  • Government Agencies
  • Government Contracting
  • Health Insurance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Investment Advisory
  • Investment Banking
  • Investors
  • Legal Compliance
  • Legal Issues
  • Medical Devices
  • Negotiation
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Team Leadership

CEO @FundPaaS • Co-Founder

Paste Anywhere Crowdfunding Plug-in. End to end, Portal-as-a-Service Soluti

FinTech Portfolio

FinTech Portfolio Unconfirmed

The world's 1st member-owned FinTech Innovation Ecosystem

Department of Commerce

Senior Advisor @Department of Commerce

Aug '15 - Dec '15 (4 months)

Small Business Administration

National Ombudsman @Small Business Administration

Jul '13 - Aug '15 (2 years 1 month)

Amazing things Brian's made
President Obama appointed Brian to serve as National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the U.S. Small Business Administration, a role he held from 2013 to 2015. In that position, Brian led the federal Office of Regulatory Enforcement Fairness and assisted hundreds of startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in every sector and every state. Working with each federal agency that touches business – including FDA, IRS, OSHA, FTC, FCC, SBA, HHS, CPSC, CFPB, and DOD, among others – Brian and his team helped cut unnecessary red tape and resolve bureaucratic obstacles to innovation and growth. As Ombudsman, Brian also oversaw a national network of ten Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards that advise the Ombudsman on federal regulations that disproportionately burden small business.
Duke University School of Law

Duke University School of Law

Law Aug 1995 - May 1998

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Economics, statistics, law, HR 1991 - 1995