I have had the pleasure of working with Brian in several leadership-related capacities. He is a critical thinking, quick-learning, determined, impeccably organized and, above all else, people-centric CIO.
While Brian is certainly innovative, strategic, technology fluent, business savvy and customer care focused, watching him authentically connect with his team is simply inspiring. Albeit many leaders claim that their people are their #1 asset, spend just 5 minutes with Brian's organization and you'll soon discover that he is "the real deal" -- in the eyes of his people. He has mastered the art of bringing out the very best in each person, appreciating their diversity and uniqueness, to where the sum of the whole is exponentially more powerful than its individual members.
What I also admire about Brian is his "can do", break-through-all-obstacles attitude that is fueled by his energy, positivity, professional passion and capacity to take on herculean efforts because he is truly driven by a future of possibilities. I'm not in the least surprised that Brian continues to advance in his career via earned promotions and role expansions.
I have had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Brian as a peer on our Executive Team. As a leader, he is superb at pulling resources together on a moment’s notice to address crucial customer or patient related matters. His ability to come up with both short-term solutions and long-term strategies for the organization is extraordinary. Not only does he possess a high level of technical knowledge, but is very clear when he communicates to the business on business matters. His compassion, customer service, responsiveness, and commitment are truly second-to-none. Brian is one of the easiest people to work with and is very accountable. He would complement any team or organization, and I would enjoy the opportunity to work with him again.
Brian and I worked together at Ascension Health's subsidiary, Carondelet Health in Kansas City. Brian's strong leadership played a key role on our Information Systems department. Brian was responsible for implementing and integrating new technology. One major conversion stands out where Brian led the effort every step of the way including serving as our Incident Commander through the process. His communication skills are superb and he has a great strength in physician and staff relations.
Brian and I continue to stay in touch and he is invaluable guiding me with technology and social media communication integration.
Brian's strong leadership skills, physician relationships, understanding of organizational processes and technology served our organization well.
As the leader of the PMO in KC, Brian led the organization through significant change. The outcome of his work has created an environment where the business can make better, more well informed decisions about its strategic projects. Brian's robust knowledge about IT and healthcare, along with his dedication make him a huge asset to any team.