Brian brings more than 25 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors to the role of Director of the Office of Performance & Innovation, and Director of Strategic Management for the City of Minneapolis. His background includes work in nonprofit management, county government, for-profit business development, policy consultation, fundraising, lobbying and reform efforts in juvenile justice, human services, health, transportation and education.
He also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Capital, a non-profit corporation engaged in economic development finance with an emphasis on providing access to debt capital for businesses owned by persons of color and in marginalized communities. Before joining the City, Brian was owner and president of the Institute on Culture and Policy, a policy consulting firm dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities through systems change and community engagement. While maintaining his leadership role with the Institute on Culture and Policy, Brian also served as the State of Minnesota’s coordinator for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative for five years.