Brunner has been at the forefront of technology for over twenty years. In each of his leadership roles, Brunner led his digital and mobile divisions toward highly successful outcomes. QCOM, CBS.com, and Univision Interactive all leveraged his insights relating to technology, devices, networks, and content, to more effectively engage consumers. In 2010, after rolling out the most extensive retail SMS campaign in the U.S. with Walmart Pharmacy, Brunner realized that payments embedded within messaging platforms would become a necessity. In 2014, he founded AUTHVIA “Innovation Where Payments Meet Messaging” and created an agnostic API based SMS payments platform.