With 25+ years of experience in both the private sector and public accounting, including 18 years as an advisor, Brian has amassed diverse experience in a wide range of industries. Specializing in corporate restructuring and profit enhancement, interim executive management, and fraud related services, Brian has represented debtors, creditors and customers in more than 90 different industries, including the automotive supply, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, government, technology and service industries.
Brian is a high level, high energy, and highly driven C-level executive with a strong penchant for issue resolution and results improvements. Brian admittedly lives for “controlled chaos”. As a self-proclaimed “student of business”, he continually strives to better understand the underlying causes of financial and operational results and to implement adjustments to best profit from that understanding.
Brian is a graduate of Oakland University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a CPA, a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Brian is an active member of his church, having held various board positions either on the church board or school board for the last 22 years.
When not “studying” business improvement strategies, Brian loves exercise of all kinds, including running, resistance training, racquetball, and golf.
The key to successfully improving profits or orchestrating a turnaround lies in recognizing that there are always options - always. Helping clients and stakeholders determine which ones in particular are best suited for their circumstances is the nexus where Amherst's experience and expertise intersect.
I’ve always said that, when I retire, I want to drive the boats that take families from Disney World resorts to the Magic Kingdom and back. I think it’d be great to see all the happy and excited faces in the morning and all the happy and exhausted faces at night.
Pre-retirement, if I were to do something else, I think it would be in the realm of private equity investment and operations. I have a great admiration for the entrepreneurial spirit, and I think that, in today’s world, many of the private equity firms would be a great outlet for that.