Brian has a solid background in event production, business analysis, and information technology planning. As President of Sales & Marketing, Brian leads the management team at BuildBlock Building Systems. He is principally responsible for leading the implementation of marketing, communication, sales, and business development strategies.
Prior to joining BuildBlock Brian was a founding member and co-managing partner of NineCollective, a creative, software design and web services company based in Weatherford, Oklahoma. The company engaged clients to create web software, creative materials, manage public relations, client partnerships, and events. NineCollective was the core development behind the nationwide launch of CoachesAid.com a nationwide local high school sports site. NineCollecive transitioned to a full software development firm and created FieldBook ERP a SaaS enterprise resource planning application for the oilfield services industry in 2011.
Brian led marketing, communications and business development for Freightliner Specialty Vehicles, SportChassis, managing branding, design, advertising and strategic partnerships. SportChassis partnered with national organizations such as SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association), National Finals Rodeo, NRHA, Sturgis, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, and Barrett-Jackson to present the products at more than 60 events per year.
While at SportChassis Brian researched and built relationships utilizing Freightliner and Daimler contacts in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Australia to create a foundation for an international dealer network including researching vehicle certification and regulatory compliance outside of North America, physical transportation, logistics, service and support, cultural marketing and demographics.
As Research Director at United Way of Central Oklahoma he focused on targeted social research, maintaining the long-standing Vital Signs Community Indicator project. The project involved collaborating on the design and sampling of primary research as well as aggregating community, regional, and national data, trend analysis, preparing the report narrative as well as designing and publishing the Oklahoma County Vital Signs Report.
Brian led event production teams for the past 20 years for national non-profit organizations for corporate shows and events across North America. These events typically had 10-20,000 attendees and included producing shows and concerts for A-list celebrities and entertainment acts.
His specialties include marketing, graphic design, illustration, market research and analysis, social research, public speaking, web development, brand development, project planning, and event management. Brian is a native of Edmond, Oklahoma where he now resides after several years living in western Oklahoma and travelling extensively. He enjoys running, backpacking and the outdoors. He is a national subcommittee volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and an Eagle Scout.
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