Brian was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his grandparents owned and operated a restaurant for 26 years. In 2003, after graduating with his Bachelor of Accountancy, he moved to Austin.
In 2005, he was responsible for opening an upscale 120-seat restaurant and bar. As general manager for more than six years, Brian has hired, trained, and oversaw more than 60 employees. He implemented service and product quality standards, food and labor cost controls, and processed payrolls, monthly inventories and financial statements. In January 2012, Brian founded Genuine Article, a hospitality-focused bookkeeping and consulting company. Clients include: Contigo, Lenoir, Noble Sandwiches Co., Ramen Tatsu-ya, Hopfields, Foreign & Domestic, Drink.Well., Texas French Bread, Bufalina, Olamaie, Dai Due, Counter 357, Gardner, Garbo’s Lobster, Bribery, Metier Cook’s Supply, & VIA 313.