Brian joined Emerald in July 2019 as Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities across marketing, sales and event operations, customer experience, data and digital initiatives and product innovation. Brian was appointed Interim President and CEO of Emerald in January 2020 and served in that capacity through the year, transitioning back into Emerald’s Chief Operating Officer in 2021. Brian has over 20 years of experience across both B2B and B2C industries, including eight years at UBM Americas, a division of UBM plc (now Informa plc) as Chief Operating Officer and previously as Managing Director of UBM Medica.
Earlier in his career, Brian held senior positions in operations, product development, marketing and strategy development at Turner Broadcasting and Omnicom, among others.
He holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Connecticut College, a master’s from The Juilliard School, and a doctorate from Columbia University and has served on the faculty of Columbia University and American University’s Kogod School of Business.
Brian resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife and two sons.