About The Speaker
Brian Kaas is president and managing director of CMFG Ventures, LLC and oversees all aspects of its venture capital program. Additionally, Kaas serves as the vice president of Corporate Development at CUNA Mutual Group. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing a broad range of strategic transactions for the organization. He also serves as a board member for several financial technology start-up companies. Kaas joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2012.
Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Kaas was a partner at Foley & Lardner and a member of its Insurance & Reinsurance and Health Care Industry teams. Kaas has a broad range of legal and corporate experience, particularly in the areas of business, transactional and regulatory insurance law. Kaas has substantial experience in complex commercial transactions including mergers, acquisitions, reinsurance and corporate restructurings.
Kaas graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with a Juris Doctorate. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Legal Affairs. Outside of work, Kaas has served as a board member and general counsel to the Downtown Business Association in Milwaukee, WI.