Founder and Principal Consultant
Brian believes agencies need to unlearn today’s best practices and begin working in unconventional, differentiating ways to remain relevant and sustain their success.
As Lodestar founder and principal consultant, Brian works exclusively with agency leaders to refine their positioning strategies and operating models to balance the needs of their clients, employees, and the business.
Brian guides agencies to create an environment where people can find meaning and passion in their work. He sheds siloed structures and traditional workflows in exchange for new operating principles, value-driven teams, and lightweight processes that improve the quality of work while reducing costs.
As a foundation for change, Brian coaches agency leaders on how to create the space, time, and psychological safety for teams to test and debate new ways of working to produce the best work of their lives.
Brian’s expertise comes from over twenty years working in the agency and management consulting space. He is a frequent speaker for industry associations such as AMIN Worldwide, TAAN Worldwide, Worldwide Partners, MAGNET Global, the Bureau of Digital, and others. He is also a former judge for the Favorite Website Awards (the FWA).
In addition to Lodestar, Brian is a licensed Guide with GiANT Worldwide, a global media and content development company specializing in leader transformation. Founded in 2002, GiANT’s material has been used in Fortune 500 companies, best-in-class brands, governments, and small and medium-sized businesses across 15 countries. Brian combines Lodestar and GiANT material to create one-of-a-kind programs specifically designed to support leaders of creative and marketing organizations.