Co-Founder, Board Member, & Co-CEO – External Relations
A native Kansan, Brian is a former Wall Street investor and fashion merchant passionate about sports, education, and racial equity.
With more than five years of investment experience, Brian previously worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Consumer/Retail group at J.P. Morgan and as a Private Equity Associate at Aurora Capital, a middle market buyout fund with $2 billion under management. During this time, Brian executed more than $3 billion in mergers & acquisitions and capital raises, collectively.
After leaving Wall Street, Brian gained experience in product management as a merchant for the men’s team at J.Crew, overseeing the suits, blazers, and ties businesses. Next, he worked as VP of Finance and Operations for swim and beachwear startup Solid & Striped, where he served as deputy to the CEO and led the company’s Series A fundraising.
Brian’s lifelong love of college athletics and his loss of childhood friends and teammates to gang violence inspired him to co-found Trey Athletes, with the goal of developing the talented young athletes of today to be tomorrow’s changemakers.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies, both with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas, where he was elected School of Business valedictorian and graduation speaker. Brian resides in Dallas, Texas, where he currently serves on the Dallas Mayor’s Star Council.