Brian is an experienced leader with a strong background in finance and accounting roles at leading technology businesses.
Prior to joining Protenus, Brian spent 15 years working for IBM. He began his career as a staff accountant and progressed to become IBM's corporate head accountant, collaborating closely with senior leadership. From there, he shifted his focus to finance, holding leadership positions that included CFO of Silverpop and CFO of Security Systems. These years gave Brian in-depth experience supporting software, hardware, services, and SaaS businesses, as well as time spent working both international and domestic M&A deals.
Brian holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business with a concentration in Economics and Corporate Finance, as well as a bachelor's degree from Clemson University in Finance with a minor in Accounting.
Fun Fact: Brian once spent six months in Australia for a college study abroad program. While there, he had some amazing experiences including scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, backpacking around Tazmania, and being stranded with a broken down car in the Australian Outback.