Brian O'Brien
Managing Director
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Leads CFO Services for A&M's Corporate Performance Improvement practice in Chicago
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
Specializes in cost reduction, finance solutions, sourcing and organizational design
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Brian O’Brien is a Managing Director with A&M’s Performance Improvement practice and is based in Chicago. He leads CFO Services nationally for A&M. His primary areas of concentration are finance and accounting solutions, Integrated Performance Management and LEAN-enabled enterprise transformation. Mr. O’Brien also has extensive experience in merger integration and enterprise performance improvement / cost take-out.

With 25+ years of professional experience, Mr. O’Brien has driven performance improvement in a variety of industries, including consumer products, retail and insurance.

Selected clients include:  Best Buy, Pitney Bowes, Reynolds Packaging Group, ShopNBC, Zebra Technologies, Lowe’s, Pactiv, Graham Packaging, UCI-FRAM, Ralcorp, Cardinal Health, Nationwide, Kemper, Combined Insurance, Elkay and NiSource.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. O’Brien spent five years as Managing Director at BearingPoint, where he led the National Strategic Sourcing practice and was head of the 600-person Chicago office. He also led the Allstate account for four years, completing more than 50 projects and built a Central Region Insurance practice.

Mr. O’Brien began his career at Andersen Business Consulting in 1990 and  became a Partner in 2001.

He earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has been both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Purchasing Manager.