Aside from his leadership qualities, he possesses a broad range of experience across many business disciplines; he has an outstanding work ethic and an exceptional ability to develop innovative and creative solutions for resolution of complex problems. Brian’s leadership skills, business acumen, problem-solving ability and talent for building strong team-orientated workgroups that operate on a cooperative and success-oriented basis make him a prized asset to the company.
As COO of Elevate Gourmet Brands, Brian has focused on translating the operational excellence, customer satisfaction, sales performance and growth rate that Green Beans Coffee has achieved overseas to here in the U.S. market. Brian has developed a growth plan for store and online operations, built sales tools to manage and measure success, and developed budgets to support the growth of the company on a multi-year basis. Brian is a highly accomplished senior executive, having held positions at Illuminations, Disney Direct Marketing, Smith & Hawken, Fitwize4Kids, SmartMove Auto and others. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from National University in San Diego, California.