Brian is the CEO of Holden Advisors. As an executive coach, Brian improves his client’s revenue and profitability through building strategic and cross-functional relationships, driving positive change and bottom-line results across client organizations. Under Brian’s leadership, his clients and business units have earned an extra $2B in new business, doubled their market share, and reduced commercial expenses by 20%.
Brian’s leadership experience began as a US Air Force pilot where he commanded 31 combat missions in Kosovo and transported the Presidential motorcade around the world. As a keynote speaker and Rutgers Business School professor, Brian is also a recognized expert in helping organizations lead and communicate with the five different generations in today’s workforce. He is the author of Gray Goldfish – Navigating the Gray Areas to Successfully Lead Every Generationand regularly speaks on the topics of leadership, customer experience, crisis management, and negotiation.
Brian received a BS in Astrophysics from the US Air Force Academy and an MS in Engineering Systems Management from St. Mary’s University. Brian is also certified in Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and General Electric’s Train the Trainer Courses.