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Brian Smith

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Chief Operating Officer, ThinkVine. Previously Advisor, The Connell Group.

Chief Operating Officer, ThinkVine. Previously Advisor, The Connell Group.

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The Connell Group
The Connell Group
Nielsen

Positions

Chief Operating Officer ThinkVine November 2014 - present
Advisor The Connell Group October 2014 - December 2014
Principal The Connell Group July 2012 - October 2014
Vice President and Practice Area Lead Nielsen January 2011 - June 2012
Project Manager The Cambridge Group June 2010 - January 2011
Vice President, Market and Brand Advisor Nielsen June 2009 - July 2010
Vice President, Choice Models Product Development Nielsen August 2006 - June 2009
Vice President, Client Service BASES February 2001 - August 2006
Director, Brand Strategy and Planning Interbrand 2000 - 2001
Director, Research Medsite 1999 - 2000
Sr Research Manager Procter & Gamble 1993 - 1999

Education

Miami University Economics September 1989 - May 1993
Smoky Hill HS 1987 - 1989
Lakeshore High School 1985 - 1987

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Medical Devices

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Paul Kuzma
They're my school  •  Founder, IfNotNow Creative Marketing. Previously Chief Creative Officer & Chief Idea Officer, TRIS3CT.
Brian is an outstanding listener and a strategic thinker of the highest order. He is a trusted advisor to many in the progressive marketing ... fields and I highly recommend him.
Troy Jackson
We worked together  •  Global Brand Marketing and Licensing, Philips. Harvard Business School grad.
Brian is one of the smartest and most strategic people I know. He would be a fantastic partner for any new venture.

Troy Jackson
We worked together  •  Global Brand Marketing and Licensing, Philips. Harvard Business School grad.
Troy consistently brings fresh and disciplined perspective to any problem. He shows the kind of creativity and finesse that lets him challen ... ge your assumptions while respecting your situation. Truly a valuable partner!