VP of International Business, Founders Brewing Co.
Brian is a global growth leader with deep experience leading transformational initiatives for companies in a variety of industries ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500 in both a consulting and management capacity.
Brian has deep consumer products expertise, and has developed and driven CEO agendas at leading global companies in many industries. At Founders Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Grand Rapids, MI, Brian currently leads the international business unit tasked with becoming the top U.S. craft beer brand globally.
Previously as Director of Strategic Planning at Abercrombie & Fitch, Brian led the global Market Intelligence function and high-priority growth initiatives, including developing the turnaround plan being executed now. He also was head of strategy at Wolverine Worldwide responsible for corporate strategy and business development, including the $1.23b acquisition of Collective Brands’ Performance & Lifestyle Group.
Brian spent 7 years in management consulting at A.T. Kearney and Bridge Strategy Group serving clients in a variety of industries and graduated from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a BBA. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors of fast-growing startups Envoy Platform and Oxx.
Additionally, Brian invests in and mentors early-stage companies and is passionate about his faith, family, friends, and fitness.