Brian is not a politician and has never previously held public office. He is a lifelong New Jersey resident, lives with his wife or 45 years in Spring Lake, and has five children and twelve grandchildren. He is an entrepreneur and has been a successful businessman in both large and small enterprises for decades. Brian has also been active in (and on the Boards of) several civic, business, and charitable organizations.
Brian attended St Benedicts Prep in Newark where he was a star athlete and team captain in both football and wrestling. He is in their Hall of Fame and a long term member of their Board. He obtained advanced degrees at Boston College (BS, Finance), Rutgers University (MBA, Accounting), and Seton Hall Law School (JD).
Brian worked initially as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co., a management consultant with Coopers and Lybrand, and as an executive with a New York Stock Exchange listed insurance company. He founded his own business in the 1980’s and developed it into a nationwide, industry leader with annual sales of $200 million. He then sold the company to American Express, but remained for a decade as a company executive. Brian also helped American Express build several multi-billion dollar businesses and was inducted into their Hall of Fame for his contributions. He has been featured in numerous magazines, including Fortune, and was rated one of the 25 most influential people by an industry trade magazine.
Following his work with American Express, Brian worked as the President of a senior housing company which he transformed into a leader in senior care. Two of the senior living communities Brian helped develop are Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls and Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains.