Named Chief Strategy Officer for Thomson Reuters in January 2014, Brian is responsible for setting the global strategic direction and ensuring it is translated into specific, actionable growth plans. This includes responsibility for the overall strategic planning process and its link to business planning; direct control of strategy resources; coordinating a growing number of key strategic partnerships; and overseeing how the Thomson Reuters brand creates important customer conversations to accelerate our growth around the world.
In September 2016, directing the Sales Strategy & Enablement Office was added to his responsibilities. This team applies leading go-to-market skills, practices and capabilities to our sales activities, including digital commerce.
Brian is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Enterprise Prioritization Committee responsible for assessing potential investments and prioritizing capital investments to fund the most important initiatives based on our growth strategy. He is based in the Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre in Baar, Switzerland co-located with Thomson Reuters Global Resources (TRGR) which owns the intellectual property rights to many Thomson Reuters Assets in four categories: content, product, technology, and brand.
Brian spent the previous 14 years at McKinsey & Company, with seven of those years as a partner. He was a partner in the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice in Stamford, Connecticut where he advised C-level executives at Fortune 100 technology, financial services and private equity companies on strategy, portfolio management, resource allocation and M&A issues. During that time he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the northeast offices, McKinsey’s largest region, and built and led the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice for the North American Industrial Sector. Prior to this, Brian spent three years as the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s South East Asian Private Equity practice in Singapore. Before joining McKinsey, Brian was a senior accountant and consultant at Arthur Andersen.
He has a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.