Brian is an experienced finance executive with over 20 years of strategic, commercial and financial experience gained largely in international companies in Ireland and the United States. After completing his CPA qualification at KPMG, he subsequently worked for EY’s Transaction Services team in New York. He has also held a variety of senior finance positions at PR Newswire and Accenture while also in New York. Upon his return to Ireland in 2007, Brian spent 7 years as CFO of software company Qumas (sold in 2013) and subsequently Mobacar at the request of investors. As a Director of CLS Advisors since 2015, he has continued to provide advice to the software industry and has most recently worked as advisor to several start-ups helping them scale internationally.
Brian has a strong track record of delivering turnarounds and growth. He has a natural interest in a taking a practical and collaborative approach to problem solving and his involvement in recent start-up ventures has greatly rounded out his experiences in helping develop successful distribution channels from scratch. Grounded in strong financial acumen, his experience as CFO in 4 different international companies and involvement in the successful sale of several companies leaves him with a significant breadth of experience from which to draw.
Brian qualified as a Certified Public Accountant while in the US. He holds an Undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iona College in New York and received his MBA from Duke University in North Carolina in 2003.