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Formerly CEO of Airbus and EADS
Experience: Usinor, Matra, Airbus, EADS
Expertise: Aerospace & Defence
Brian is President and Managing Director at Meridian Capital and also leads the firm’s Aerospace & Precision Manufacturing Practice. As President, Brian is responsible for managing the firm’s activities and driving strategic initiatives. Over the course of his 12+ year investment banking and strategic consulting career, Brian has advised clients across an assortment of industry segments, including aerospace, manufacturing & distribution, consumer products, technology and telecommunications. He has successfully advised 70+ business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety sell-side and buy-side advisory, recapitalization, growth equity, and strategic advisory engagements. Prior to Meridian, Brian was a management consultant with Accenture Consulting in Washington, DC and New York. At Accenture, he worked with multiple Fortune 100 companies on issues related to revenue assurance, sales and process enhancement, and system integration.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Redlands, where he earned a double major in financial economics and accounting in addition to a minor in mathematics. He holds Series 24, Series 79, Series 82 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA. In 2015, Brian was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Seattle’s “Top 40 Under 40” for his business leadership and community involvement.
Brian is a native in of the Pacific Northwest. He serves as President-elect of the University Redlands of Alumni Board of Directors, is also a member of the Board of Trustees and is also on the leadership committee of the University of Redlands Seattle Alumni and Community Involvement Chapter, where he is actively involved in mentoring current students, MBA candidates and young alums.
Joined Financière de Courcelles October 2015. 20 years in banking (Banque Indosuez, then Crédit Agricole Group), in charge inter alia of international development. Managed numerous M&A transactions in the FIG sector (private banking in Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Monaco), retail banking, insurance, ... 4 years at Arjil-Altium Group (Paris-based advisory firm member of the Altium Capital network); M&A advisory inter alia in aerospace and industrial sectors.