As CMO, Brian leads Nasdaq’s global marketing and communications function. He also sits on the company’s strategy team, which is responsible for the planning and execution of Nasdaq’s corporate strategy. He is responsible for global communications, marketing, website and digital, brand, content, and the Nasdaq foundation. Brian’s team partners across the company to ensure that they connect the dots between businesses to unify the customer experience, drive revenue growth and operationalize Nasdaq’s purpose of inclusive economic growth.
Brian was most recently a partner at Brunswick Group in its financial institutions group in London and New York, advising some of the world’s largest financial institutions on transaction communications, crisis management, and IR, including Allied Irish Bank on its post-crisis stock market flotation in Dublin and London. Over his twenty-year career, he has worked at Lloyds Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the Chicago Board of Trade.
Brian grew up in Portrane, Dublin, where his parents and siblings still reside. His paternal grandfather hailed from Limerick, and his other grandparents were Dublin-born and raised. He holds an MA in Politics from Queen’s University Belfast and a BSc. Management from Dublin Institute of Technology. He resides in Nashville, TN, with his wife, Katie, and three kids, Lorenza (10), Miriam (8), and Violet (7).