Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Brian is the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Allied Beverage Group, New Jersey’s largest distributor of wines and spirits.  Since joining Allied Beverage Group in 2009, he is responsible for aligning Information Technology’s strategic direction, tactical policies and standards with the company’s sales and business operations; as well as providing cost effective, highly reliable and secure day-to-day technology operations for the company and its external customers and partners. 

 

As the company’s first CIO, Brian created an IT/Business architecture that set the company’s strategic technical direction that continues to evolve. During his tenure, the company benefited from a rebuilt technical infrastructure, upgraded communications capabilities and deployed an award-winning web-based sales and customer portal. More recently, he led IT through a merger with Breakthru Beverage Group in 2017, integrating the two company’s technology platforms in 2018, and designing and building-out a data center and network/unified communications infrastructure in support of the move to the combined company’s new facility in Elizabeth NJ in 2019. 

 

Prior to Allied Beverage, Brian served as Vice President of Information Technology Planning and International Operations for Scholastic Inc. During his time at Scholastic, Brian led and directed key strategic programs and business transformational initiatives that improved operations and earnings per share performance. Brian spent much of his early career in financial services in a variety of analytical and managerial roles for companies like Dreyfus and Metropolitan Life.

 

Brian holds a BBA from Hofstra University in Marketing and Accounting and earned his MBA in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

 

Brian resides in suburban New Jersey, with his wife Ellen and two daughters.