Maritz Global Events
Brian is that rare CIO that not only offers a superior technology skill set but also a great business mind. We could always count on Brian to build and maintain a successful IT operation but the additional value he added in driving innovation, in challenging the status quo and being a change agent was icing on the cake. Brian is also a data “geek” and understands the power and impact that data driven insights can have on an organization. Brian was also constantly scanning the horizon for what was to come next which is immensely valuable in today’s world.
Brian’s title at Experient was CIO and he was that and much more. He was a true business partner focusing on driving client solutions and company growth. Brian was recognized by our clients and the industry as being creative and solutions driven and grounded with a business approach to addressing opportunities. Brian and his team continually developed best in class technology products for the meeting, event and tradeshow industry including eventXL and eventBit. Brian is a change agent and would be a welcome addition to any organization looking for a technology leader.
Brian is a trusted technology resource for the live event industry. He carries with him a well-earned reputation of integrity and intelligence that has proved invaluable over the many years working with him. Whether it was leveraging thoughtful leadership while volunteering on association boards or sifting through difficult integration issues with our mutual clients, Brian maintained a clear head and focused on solutions. He will be an excellent addition to any company.
VP & Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Specialty Food Association
I have been a customer of Brian’s and his company for several years now. Aside from the stellar service provided by Experient and the support they have provided in our rethinking around the delivery of trade show services and the technology that underpins these, Brian has consistently provided phenomenal operational leadership to me, my team and our Association. Moreover, we have sought, over the years, to fundamentally change our approach to adopting new technology and data services and sought concretely to work through the business implications and logistics of this change. Brian has been central to some of this change. Beyond operational leadership, Brian continues to provide impactful and innovative THOUGHT leadership and has always brought a nuanced strategic thinking to the table. His efforts have continually helped me think through some of the more challenging aspects of technology within the Association space and shaped my approach on how to extend its impact into solving real-life business problems. He is one of the industry’s leaders and I very much look forward to working with him further in future.
Board of Advisors
I was fortunate to work closely with Brian as partners for 7 years. Over that time, I came to know Brian as a true IT professional with a broad range of knowledge and understanding. His ability to listen to his customer and problem solve are what makes him such a great partner. Brian is an outstanding business leader with excellent communication skills and has an ability to take complex technology concepts and explain them to non-IT professionals. His passion for technology and customer satisfaction makes him standout as a CIO.
Hello! Destination Management
Brian does an excellent job getting things done, often time with limited resources. He is adept at translating business requirements into technology development through asking questions and understanding the business issue that needs to be resolved. His balanced approach and calm demeanor make him an excellent addition to any management team.