Brian specializes in advising public and private companies with complex transactions including business restructuring, crisis management, and acquisitions/divestitures. Brian focuses on in- and out-of-court business restructuring serving in various capacities, including financial advisor to both debtors and creditors, chief restructuring officer, plan/liquidating trustee, and expert witness.
Prior to co-founding Force 10 Partners in 2016, Brian was the principal of BSW & Associates, a firm he founded in 2006. Prior to 2006, Brian served as Vice President of Finance, North America for Tomy Co. Ltd. with consolidated revenues in excess of $1 billion. Brian successfully led the financial turnaround of the North America business unit prior to its merger with its largest competitor. Brian also served as Financial Controller for Jazz Semiconductor, a spin-off of Conexant Systems’ semiconductor manufacturing operations through a joint venture with The Carlyle Group. Brian was responsible for preparing the company for an initial public offering, leading the acquisition due diligence process, structuring joint ventures/strategic investments, oversight of all finance, accounting, and reporting functions, and the company-wide implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Brian has also served in senior finance capacities for Avamar Technologies (acquired by EMC Corporation) and Flashcom, Inc. At Flashcom, Brian was responsible for preparing the company for an initial public offering, financial planning, leading the due diligence process for proposed strategic transactions, and managing the accounting department. Brian was also employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.