Hi, I’m Brian. As Head of Human Resources, I work to scale and develop talent at Cantina while keeping the collective focus on what we do best — creating experiences that matter, including our own company culture. With 16 years of experience, I’ve helped a wide range of companies to structure the HR role to fit with business needs, streamline best practices, and solve ongoing challenges to enhance the employee experience.
Before joining Cantina, I was VP of People Operations & Strategy for H2H Research, providing complete HR oversight from talent acquisition to employee training, retention, and culture. Previous to H2H Research, I was the Global Director at Salary.com where I created initiatives, systems, and best practices to recruit, develop, and train a diverse and high-performing global workforce.
I was asked to host a webcast on how pay practices influence company culture on HR.com. Pay is always a popular topic for HR; some of my more memorable projects include developing and delivering a pay philosophy to scale, creating an integrated “people” policy, and worked to build culture initiatives and organizational development programs.
"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Areas of Expertise & Interest
Human Resources Information Systems, SAAS, Software Development, Consumer Electronics Research and Development, Medical Device Manufacturing, Paper Manufacturing, and Data Storage, and Consulting
Other Fun Facts:
The pride and joy of my household is a 160-pound Great Dane, named Harleigh. I also love to travel and meet new people, find fun dining experiences and rescuing and fostering dogs in need.
B.S., Management - Johnson & Wales University