Brian Barnier

Author, The Operational Risk Handbook for Financial Companies

Brian Barnier is focused on growing companies, investments and countries, bringing practical insight to investors, boards and management to help them bridge from strategy to execution. He accelerates improvement in business results through a "risk lens" that incorporates both growth and turnaround lessons learned across industries, professional disciplines and countries.

Director/Head of Analytics at ValueBridge Advisors (U.S.)/Burnt Oak Capital (UK), he brings a unique synthesis on change ranging from global economics to technology that is reshaping time-space. This synthesis stems from his experience in both business model investing, and general and product management. These perspectives are why his accomplishments have tended to be in initiatives requiring foresight and thoughtful execution in complex and dynamic environments.

Internationally, he maintains relationships in over thirty countries and has a passion for economic development. Technologically, he has led teams to nine U.S. patents. Previously, he led initiatives at Ameritech (now AT&T), Lucent (now Nokia) and IBM.