Brian joined Primer after having worked in investment banking and today helps lead Primer’s National Security Group. While in government, Brian served as the Iraq Country Directory on the National Security Council. There he worked as an advisor to the President, Vice President, and National Security Advisor on foreign policy issues regarding Iraq, ISIS, and the Middle East. Brian also worked as an intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. During his tenure at CIA, he drafted assessments for the President and other senior US officials and served as a daily intelligence briefer for the White House and State Department. He also completed two war zone tours in support of counterterrorism operations in the field. Brian earned his MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and his MA/BA in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.