Bryan’s approach to work combines a passion for understanding how the business operates—and what is needed to succeed—with genuine care, interest, and accountability for enabling people to reach their full potential. He values and enjoys the opportunity to help people think through their professional and personal journeys, be it with colleagues or his own family, friends, and loved ones. Those who have spent time with Bryan have likely heard about the “three buckets”: How thinking through how we prioritize our family and friends, our career, and our finances can help us make the right choices for how we lead and live our lives. Throughout his career, Bryan still feels luckiest that he’s had terrific colleagues, mentors, and friends from whom he’s been able to learn through the years. Not just about life and work, but the vital importance of balancing the two—which, for him, is always evolving.

Bryan has always been active, playing numerous sports and exercising, and is a huge fan of all things Michigan State University, and Detroit sports teams. He relishes time with his family and has found his true purpose and meaning in life in his role as a dad. Bryan comes from a family that enjoyed building things and working on projects, and he continues this in his free time. He also enjoys cooking for friends and family, listening to music, and watching his children learn and grow in their own pursuits.

Previously, Bryan served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Chicago Cubs, playing a key role in the revitalization of the organization and the team’s performance, as not only a sports brand but also a leisure experience at Wrigley Field for guests and employees. Before that, Bryan held senior human resources roles with General Electric, across multiple business units and geographies. Perhaps most formative were the experiences he gained working his way through school – doing everything from roofing houses and rough carpentry to setting up banquets and cleaning classrooms (and he may have written you a parking ticket at MSU). He holds bachelor’s and graduate degrees in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University and sits on the board of directors for the Chicago Juvenile Protective Association.