Brian is a senior advisor and coach with nearly 25 years of experience within corporate and private equity environments. He partners with Boards, CEOs, and executives during periods of high growth and change. His areas of expertise include executive assessment, coaching, top team performance, and succession planning. His training in business, psychology, and leadership provides him with a first-hand perspective of the demands and challenges that senior leaders face in organizations today.
A business leader himself, he brings deep experience within private equity, retail, financial services, technology, professional services, and life science sectors. From his past work leading M&A activity, strategy development, organizational restructuring and culture transformation, he provides sharp insight, challenge, and collaborative problem-solving to help his clients succeed in the complex contexts they must lead through.
Prior to joining STS, he spent over seven years at YSC Consulting where he worked with clients at executive levels within some of the world’s most reputable organizations, helping to strengthen the leadership of CEOs and their teams in service of their business strategies. He also led the growth and performance of YSC’s coaching practice in North America.
Brian holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He completed the post-graduate program in Organization Behavior and HR Management from Sheridan College of Advanced Learning and has participated in executive development programs at the Wharton School of Business, INSEAD and CEDEP. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in Commerce and Sociology (Crime & Deviance).
When not working, Brian can be found on adventure trips in the outdoors pushing the envelope of his own comfort zone, or conversely, at home, being spoiled by the indulgences of modern civilization. Brian currently lives in Palm Springs, California though frequently returns to Chicago and the Midwest where he and his wife spent the last 16 years.