Brian is a specialist leader in Deloitte’s Higher Education practice. Brian has over 16 years of higher education experience, including almost 7 years as Chief Information Officer. Brian was named among Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders and is the recipient of numerous state, regional and national awards. He blends strategy, innovation, and technical expertise to define and deliver an organizational-wide vision and strategic plan for academic and administrative services. Brian’s higher education experience includes information technology, enrolment management, data & analytics, student engagement, operational efficiencies, and financial planning. Brian's ability to blend leadership, strategic vision, innovation, and technical expertise to define and deliver a campus-wide vision and strategic plan serves as a driving force behind the exemplary accomplishments achieved in his career. A true visionary, Brian has the unique ability of gaining consensus across diverse functional, service, and campus-wide interests, which fosters teamwork and collaboration and allows his team to maintain and implement new technology with ease. Brian holds two degrees, B.S. Computer Science and Master of Public Administration, and pursuing an Ed.D. Leadership from Valdosta State University. Brian participates at numerous conferences as a session presenter, leader, and keynote speaker. Under Brian’s leadership in higher education, the IT division was nationally recognized and received numerous awards that include University Business Magazine, Computerworld, Campus Technology, University System of Georgia, Ovum Industry Congress, and Oracle. His ultimate goal is to have a global impact and change the world by working hard, being creative, thinking innovatively, and helping others reach their greatest potential.
The successful use of analytics across multiple industries has inspired higher education institutions like Valdosta State University to explore innovative uses of insights from data for both academic and operational functions.