Hello, I’m Reilly. I grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and now live in San Francisco with family. This is my personal blog, a way for me to work out ideas and angles I have about the stuff I think about during the day.
Professionally, my background is in automobiles and media. I am the Executive Director of the Revs Automotive Research Program at Stanford University and I also teach at the Stanford d.school. In the broadest sense, I help people bring new ideas to life in mobility.
I love to write and for a good number of years was a journalist and editor. In this capacity I was previously Editorial Director at AOL for their automotive group, General Manager and Editor at Winding Road / NextScreen, and Communications Manager for GM Racing (Corvette C5-R factory program and NASCAR). You can see a list of places I’ve published here.
Email: reillybrennan (at) gmail