Brian manages the enterprise development team. He and his staff provide business assistance with feasibility studies, financial analyses, and advising entrepreneurs and existing business owners through start up, expansion and acquisition services.
Previously, Brian served as the chief operating officer for the Missouri Innovation Corporation at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). There, he led a very diverse business development unit that included a Small Business Development Center and the creation and management of a revolving loan fund. He initiated a regional entrepreneurship analysis program that identified best practices for continued entrepreneurship development. Brian has a MA in economics from Western Illinois University.