Brian is President of The Howard Group and has over 24 years of recruiting experience devoted exclusivelyto the medical self-funding, stop loss, population health management, and healthcare and workers’ compensation cost containment industries.
Brian is the only executive recruiter to have achieved the Certified Self Funding Specialist (CSFS) designation through the Health Care Administrators Association and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).
Brian's expertise is filling positions in sales, sales management, client and account management, stop loss underwriting, operational management, and senior leadership positions.
Career Achievements include:
● Four-Time National Billing Manager of the Year Finalist
● The Howard Group has received the prestigious Best in Class Award for Overall Client Satisfaction
● The Howard Group has been honored with the International Office of the Year Award.
● Member of an affiliate organization’s “Hall of Fame.”
Brian is the author of The Motivated Series of job search books. These books include:
The Motivated Job Search (published 2016)
The Motivated Networker (published 2016)
Over 50 and Motivated (release in the Spring of2017)
The Motivated Job Search Workbook (release in the Spring of2017)
Motivated Resumes (release in the Fall of 2017),and
The Motivated Job Interview (release in the Spring 2018)
Brian is also a career transition coach. Professional designations include: Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
Common topics for coaching sessions include: LinkedIn profile optimization (popular), career direction and passion, job search preparation, resumes, networking, finding the hidden job market, interviewing (several topics) including differentiation techniques, and sessions for job seekers over 50 - obstacles and success strategies.
Brian is the owner of two LinkedIn Groups: Motivated Job Seekers and Over 50 Job Seekers.