Vice President of Openings & Transitions
Commune Hotels & Resorts
Senior Director of Openings & Transitions
In both Brian’s professional and personal life, he is a strong leader. Whether he’s tucking away ideas to help his teams succeed, or showing his son that Stockholm is best enjoyed by bicycle, guiding people comes naturally. Brian understands people intimately well. So well in fact, he’s trained others on the topic.
EARLY IN MY CAREER, I WAS INTRODUCED TO ENNEAGRAM, AND INVITED TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ENNEAGRAM TRAINER. IT REALLY HELPED ME UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE GIVE AND RECEIVE INFORMATION, AND BECAME AN INSTRUMENTAL TOOL IN MY PERSONAL GROWTH, ALLOWING ME TO HELP OTHERS EVOLVE BOTH PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.
Brian maintains a steadfast openness — to new endeavors, to learning (and teaching) new things, and to living where he’s led. A New York native, the west has long been home. Brian attended the University of Utah, coaxed by a Park City ski pass and new pair of skis. After his acceptance into a California school of performing arts, Brian stayed put in LA, working as an actor for 12 years.
Deeply knowing people is a prerequisite for inspired acting, and, as luck would have it (for us), hospitality. After moving to San Francisco with only the abiding company of his English Lab, Brian’s close friend introduced the idea of working with Kimpton Hotels. His Lab daily in tow, Brian spent nearly a year learning every job in his hotel. To lead people you must understand what they do.
When he’s not masterfully swapping roles, Brian travels — to places like London (his favorite city), Copenhagen, Stockholm, Indonesia. Along the way, whether it’s amenities or a unique design idea, Brian’s always spotting gems to share with his teams.
“TRAVEL EXPOSES ME TO AMAZING FINDS. I’M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO EVOLVE AND IMPROVE MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE.”
At home and abroad, Brian’s ten year old son is the center of his universe. Both Harry Potter fans, they caught the premiere of Cursed Child in London. Back home on weekends they trek between sporting activities and ski when they’re free. During solo time off, you’ll find Brian gathered around a hand of Texas Hold ‘Em or Backgammon board with friends, or lounging on the sofa while movies entertain.
Now that he’s on this side of the big screen, we’re beyond grateful Brian has joined our cast, and is helping to lead our growing ensemble.