Brian joined Mortenson in 2007 and is a member of the Denver Leadership Team. As Vice President, General Manager, of Mortenson’s Denver office, Brian is responsible for overall strategy development and direction of all facets of the group, including relationship management, preconstruction, construction, business development and community outreach activities.
Brian's leadership is based on a long and successful track record in the industry and first-hand leadership of many large, world-class projects. Trust, communication, and a commitment to meeting customer expectations are his most important attributes. Having managed the development and construction of well over a billion dollars in capital projects, he brings a unique operational point of view to each opportunity and challenge – allowing him to collaborate with each customer and partner to develop solutions to any situation.
Delivering solutions on complex projects
Since beginning his career with Mortenson, Brian has proven a talented leader with a passion for applying new ideas to traditional building practices and the expertise to see them through. He has become a go-to resource for our clients when it comes to executing some of the most complex and exciting projects – from large sports stadium projects such as the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium, to hospitality, mission-critical, and higher education projects both domestically and internationally.
Fostering a culture of inclusion
As a leader and an ally at Mortenson, Brian is a firm believer that the best ideas come from welcoming a diversity of perspectives. He’s committed himself to fostering a culture of care here that focuses on awareness, advocacy and action. As the executive sponsor for Mortenson’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Affinity group, he focuses on creating space for diverse voices, promoting mentorship, creating strategies for overcoming obstacles and building psychological safety among our team members. By consistently walking the walk when it comes to inclusivity, Brian’s efforts have helped reinforce Mortenson as a change agent in the construction industry, and build stronger, more effective project teams in the process.
Changing perceptions of construction
Brian has made it a core element of his leadership strategy to expand access to and awareness of the meaningful careers available in construction. Recognizing that talent is distributed equally, while opportunity is not, he has supported expanding the places we recruit, and in the way we work to retain and educate our workforce. He applies these lessons to his advocacy in the broader construction industry. As a board member for an Affiliate of ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc., he developed programs aimed at mentorship, internship and outreach.
- Brian has twins, one boy, Lincoln, and one girl, Blair
- He worked out of Mortenson’s former Shanghai Office from 2011 to 2012
- Always one for new experiences, he’s traveled to 5 out of 7 continents and 22 different countries
- He played football at Colorado School of Mines and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame as part of the (12-1) 2004 team
- His dad was a train conductor based in Denver for 42 years and his mother was small business owner in Cherry Creek for 30 years
Taking my entire family to “opening day” at completion of my first project, Camelback Ranch Spring Training Facility