Bryan is a globally recognized financial executive who successfully grew multiple service lines for Ernst & Young, one of the world’s leading professional services firm. He is a senior consultant with the telos institute and a sought-after speaker and business advisor given his broad range of experiences at the global, regional and local levels serving companies ranging from emerging businesses going public to market leading global enterprises.
While based in London, Bryan served as the Deputy Global Vice Chair, Assurance and led this highly strategic, as well as their largest service line, with over 77,000 professionals and $12B in global revenues. He had overall responsibility for the global audit transformation program that was one of the firm’s most significant investments ($450M+). Bryan managed the delivery of a state-of-the-art software tool on-time and on-budget, as well as the build-out of a global infrastructure to deliver cutting-edge audit analytics. During his tenure, he led the audit, and the fraud & forensic practices to achieve Big 4 market leading growth.
In 2006, Bryan was appointed Americas Vice Chair, Assurance and Advisory services where he served on the Americas Executive Board. He fostered the firm’s relationship with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board while also serving as a senior advisory partner for several of the firm’s largest clients. Bryan also led the Americas re-entry into the global consulting business.
While he was Vice Chair, North Central region, he boldly negotiated the acquisition of multiple Andersen audit and tax practices, creating a 14-office mega-region. Over his five-year tenure in this role, he turned around this transformed region into one of the firm’s fastest growth and highest margin operating units.
Bryan graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration. He received a Masters in Management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and is a certified public accountant. Bryan is active in business, education and civic affairs serving on multiple boards, as well as an Executive in Residence at Arizona State University. He enjoys running, golf and racquet sports and serves with his dog, Cooper, as a therapy team. He and his wife Judy live in Naperville, IL and maintain a residence in Scottsdale, AZ.