Brian Cox


Brian serves as a Managing Director for McDermott + Bull’s Emerging Technology + Life Sciences Practice, helping companies with vital, future-focused missions find talent for critical executive roles. He works closely with private equity groups to drive growth within their portfolio companies by filling gaps in leadership and providing support during crucial points in the business life cycle.

Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Brian helped organizations in various stages, from startups to Fortune 50, strategically shape themselves through their talent and people function. He has over 20 years of experience as an HR leader, with a focus on talent acquisition and management for high-growth technology and life science-based organizations. Brian has also served as a Global Senior Consultant for a large professional training and coaching firm, guiding Fortune 500 leadership teams across various industries on talent development initiatives.

Brian resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with his three children and spends his free time writing or traveling to accumulate experiences across the world. He co-authored “The 3 Keys of Execution,” named a “Top Book of 2019” by Inc. Magazine. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication studies from Kent State University and an MBA from Lake Erie College.

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