Improving lives through invention

Brian Doran, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Brian Doran is The Lemelson Foundation’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO). With more than 20 years of experience in high-growth technology companies and nonprofits, he brings a unique and valuable perspective from which to direct the Foundation’s financial operations, administrative operations and information technology (IT), and implement program-related investments. A member of the senior leadership team, Doran also actively participates in the Foundation’s planning, management, strategic planning, strategy implementation, and external relationship management.

Prior to joining the Foundation this year, Doran served for seven years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Travel Portland, a nonprofit organization generating travel demand that drives economic impact for the city. As its CFO, Doran was responsible for all of Travel Portland’s financial actions as well as its human resources and information technology. Before that, Doran led financial operations at multiple startup companies dedicated to inventing, patenting, creating, and developing new technologies.

Doran received an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.