With over 20 years of marketing experience, Brian has an extensive background in traditional and digital marketing and PR. His time with Fortune 500 companies created his foundation which is integral to his success with Brighthaus. Early on, he was a leader in the launch of cable Internet service, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service) services. For Intuit, he led the marketing team for Quicken Online which grew to over 1 million users within 15 months of launch. 

Brighthaus was instrumental in the “Forever Marilyn” project development in Palm Springs. From the initial concept, programming the film series, the vision and leadership began with Brian and his co-founder, Mark Jones. The resulting project garnered world wide interest and resulted in over a billion impressions via press and social media.

PR clients have also been featured in LA Times, Huffington Post, Refinery29, Travel + Leisure, Eater, Jazz Times, Billboard, Artillery, Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveler, Elle Decor, Art Patron, Desert Sun, Palm Springs Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Charleston Magazine, LAist, and USA Today.

For many years, he has been an HIV/AIDS activist. In 1996, Brian rode his bicycle in California AIDS Ride from San Francisco to LA. As part of his fundraising efforts, he wrote blind letters (yes, with paper and stamps) to celebrities. One response of particular importance was from Janet Jackson. Because Janet was his sponsor, Brian was invited to be a media spokesperson. He reached out to her office and asked for her permission to mention her name as a donor and for the work at LA’s Gay and Lesbian Center and the Pedro Zamora Youth HIV Clinic. Her reply was a big ‘yes’. As a spokesperson, Brian’s story, including Janet’s support, was in several outlets, reaching millions, including LA Times and MTV Beach House. Later, in the liner notes to Jackson’s Velvet Rope album, Janet included “Brian H. Vatcher, you inspire me.” Today, he is a passionate supporter of Desert AIDS Project, the U=U project (Undetectiable=Untransmissable), Get Tested and the national efforts to decriminalize HIV.

In 2013, Brian, along with Brighthaus co-founder Mark Jones, were named Community Grand Marshals for the Greater Palm Springs Pride parade. They were also honored as Everyday Heroes in December 2014 for their extraordinary contributions to Desert AIDS Project and people affected and infected by HIV in the Coachella Valley.

Brian Vatcher with artist Lita Albuquerque