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Brian joined CTDI in 2001 as an engineer focused on CTDI's Async product family and its transition from Nortel Networks. In 2002, Brian expanded his responsibilities, becoming engineering manager for CTDI's UE600 IAD portfolio, followed by the IMAS DSLAM product line in 2003. As Director, Products Division, Brian has responsibility for the engineering, sales, and operations of CTDI's Products Division. Since he assumed this role in 2004, Brian has also guided seven (7) acquisitions during that time, including Alloptic, Verilink (Verso), Phoenix Wireless, GoDigital, and eLuminant. Brian was promoted to his current position of Vice President, Products Division in May 2009. With a focus on engineering and strategic acquisitions, Brian has stimulated significant growth and product expansion for the Division during his tenure. Previously, Brian worked as an Electrical Engineer and as Engineering Manager for CTDI starting in 2001.

Brian holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), and certificates in Finance and Accounting (Wharton) and Wireless Telecommunications (Georgia Tech).


Brian is a member of the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society and an active volunteer in the United Way Days of Caring. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Chester County and was the 2013 United Way Campaign Chairman for the United Way of Chester County. Brian and his wife, Brigid, are co-chairs of CTDI's CARES Committee, a 501c3 which provides funding and support to CTDI employees or their immediate family members who are afflicted or stricken with cancer or other serious illnesses by lessening the financial burdens and helping CTDI employees confront the challenges of cancer or other serious illnesses with determination and hope.