Having over three decades of law firm management experience, including firmwide Director of Budgeting & Strategic Financial Planning for K&L Gates, a top-20 global law firm named for Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ father. He also has been a Technology Director for a high-tech rock & roll museum founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Most recently, he was an Executive Director of Touch Worldwide, a world-class communications agency representing Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other premier clients. His four decades of managing professional service companies include broad expertise in Finance, Technology, HR, Operations, Risk Management and Legal Affairs.

Brian also has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Speech Communications BA from California State Northridge.

He is a native of Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. Pre-Y2K he was a Senior Implementation Project Manager for a legal software firm (now Aderant) based in Tallahassee.

He is in his 40th year of marriage and has two adult boys who have flown from the nest into successful careers. His wife and him are “foodies” who enjoy live music, craft beer and wine. In the summer he grows hops and brews fresh hop ale. He is also an Eagle Scout and enjoys outdoor activities, which these days include whitewater rafting and day hikes from his cabin in the Sierra Nevada.

If you check out his LinkedIn profile, you will see he does not take himself too seriously, nor do his colleagues, and he was not really a drummer for Spinal Tap.