Brian Curran works with life science manufacturers to determine how to successfully remove paper from the shop floor. He is responsible for the success of MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence, which replaces paper batch records with flexible, easily configurable electronic versions. Curran joined MasterControl in 2002 to direct and expand MasterControl's product development efforts. He has more than 30 years of experience leading the direction for enterprise and entrepreneurial software development companies. Curran began his career with IBM, where he spent five years leading consulting engagements with Fortune 500 companies such as MCI, BellSouth, and many others. After this, he held several director- and vice president-level product management and marketing positions for entrepreneurial software development companies in the telecommunications and web analytics sector. Curran has an MBA with an emphasis in information systems.