As Director of our Strategic Business Planning Group, Bryan leads a team which is tasked with advising and guiding clients in shaping the long-term direction and scope of their organization. He works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to define their vision for the future, identify goals and objectives, and establish a comprehensive, executable plan to enable the business to achieve its stated vision.
Bryan’s experience in assisting a wide range of businesses with successfully expanding and flourishing gives him in-depth knowledge of growth strategies, building teams, accessing capital, international expansion, the use of strategic transactions and alliances, and entrepreneurial community building.
Over the course of a 38-year career with EY (Ernst & Young) until his retirement in June 2019, Bryan held multiple leadership roles, culminating as EY Global Leader – Entrepreneurship. He led the firm’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, which operates in over 50 countries and is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. He was a major contributor to the development of the EY Velocity digital program and of the “EY 7 Drivers of Growth” business model.
Bryan is the co-author of Daring to Compete (John Wiley & Sons, 2019) a book which identifies eight traits of successful entrepreneurs, details how to accelerate business growth, and outlines the importance of intuition in entrepreneurial decision making.
Bryan is a graduate of the Western University Ivey School of Business, and currently serves on the school’s Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of The Nexxus Group. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has been a member of Vistage and has served on the board of the New England Chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Bryan is also a mentor to select Endeavor Entrepreneurs.