About the Author
Brian has held a series of senior executive leadership roles with both Polaroid and General Electric Corporation. His initial career began with Procter & Gamble out of college. He then joined Polaroid Corporation where he rose to Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America leading this $1.1 billion dollar business. Prior to this position Brian ran Polaroid’s European operations and has held other International and Domestic executive level positions. Leaving Polaroid, Brian led the creation of a venture backed start up company as President and Chief Executive Officer. LifeClips became the leading US provider of digital home-video services. Brian then joined General Electric Corporation as President of their Commercial Solutions Group for GE Security. Brian joined Seattle University’s Mentor program for both undergraduate and graduate students in 2006. Brian now runs a consulting practice helping companies identify and develop business growth opportunities. Poggi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University.