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Brian McEwen

Director of Sales

Big Blue Bug Solutions

Address: East Greenwich, RI
02818
Phone: 781.799.1400
Email: mcewen.brian@gmail.com
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Looking for great people to join our team and build this RI icon into a Regional Powerhouse!
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Click to expand Biography / SummaryUpdated: 12-09-17
Biography / Summary: Brian McEwen
Welcome!

Thanks for checking in and welcome to MyCred portfolio.  The information in these modules will help you to understand who I am and how I may be able to help. 

I am an experienced sales leader with proven ability to organize and lead people and business to achieve results.  Overall, my passion is to Attract, Develop, and Retain top talent.

Specialties: leadership; staff development, sales training and organizational communication; helping individuals and organizations improve to achieve their goals.  Another over-arching specialty is how employee engagement impacts EPS.

I am a coach.  My passion is helping the people around me set and achieve their goals.  I take pride in being able to contribute to the success of individuals and organizations through the aligned, ongoing development of skills and processes through clear expectations, honest feedback, and hard work.  I did this with sanofi-aventis (Big Pharma), RXinsider (technology), and now I'm doing it with Big Blue Bug Solutions (service) .

I learned how to lead and coach in 'Big Pharma' with sanofi-aventis (ticker: SNY, Bridgewater, NJ) in sales and sales leadership positions over 18 years.  Then with a small, innovative technology company, RXinsider for 7 years as a Management Consultant and C.O.O.  

The current challenge is working to help a local, iconic company become a regional power house. Big Blue Bug Solutions in RI has been around for 80 years building their business and their brand into a local juggernaut. They are looking to take the next step and I'm excited to be able to help this great team reach their goals!


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Click to expand Resume & CVUpdated: 12-09-17
Resume & CV: Brian McEwen
2017 Resume 1-page

McEwen Resume 2018

Resume & CV: Brian McEwen
Leadership/ Speaker resume 2016

Most recent resume 2016


Speaker Resume

Resume & CV: Brian McEwen
Resume 2012- Sales Leader

2012 resume

Click to expand Employment HistoryUpdated: 12-09-17
Employment History: Brian McEwen
Director of Sales, Providence, RI - BBBS, 2015 - current

2016 - 18% sales growth over 2016

2017 - 22% sales growth over 2017


Employment History: Brian McEwen
Management Consultant, West Warwick, RI, RXinsider, 2010-2015

RXinsider

Employment History: Brian McEwen
Chief Operating Officer, West Warwick, RI, RXinsider, 2008-2010

RXinsider

Employment History: Brian McEwen
Regional Sales Director, New York/CT, sanofi-aventis, 2002-2008

Employment History: Brian McEwen
District Sales Manager, Boston, MA, Aventis, 1997-2002

Employment History: Brian McEwen
Sales Trainer, Kansas City, MO, Hoecsht Marion Roussel, 1995-1997

Employment History: Brian McEwen
Professional Sales Rep, Boston, MA, Marion Laboratories, 1991-1996

Employment History: Brian McEwen
High School and College jobs (Sales & Service)

Chart House Restaurant, waiter, Warwick, RI, 1991

After URI college graduation, before being hired by Marion Laboratories.  My parents came into the restaurant one day and told me that I had received a call from Marion Labs, they wanted to set up a call with me...  That call was made at my grandparents house and they made me an offer to take a sales rep job on Long Island.  I accepted.  Two days later they asked me if I would rather take the same position in Boston.  Turns out, Tyrone Brewer, who had become a close friend, was offered a job the day after me and he was already on Long Island, so we just switched territories and the rest was history...

Sheraton Hotel Banquets, waiter, Newport, RI, 1988-1990

Ballards Inn, Waiter, Block Island, RI, 1987-1990  - Worked three summers on Block Island during college.  That work paid for all of my college expenses.  

Open Country Shoe Store, MY SECOND SALES JOB! Warwick Mall, RI, 1985-1987

Calouri's Shoe Store, MY FIRST SALES JOB! NK, RI, 1983-1985

Wickford Standard Times, paper route!  NK, RI, 1981-1983


Click to expand CoachingUpdated: 12-09-17
Coaching: Brian McEwen
Created Leadership Development Program, Big Blue Bug 2017

Created, developed, and rolled out a complete training program for all member of management from senior leadership all the way down! The master slide deck is attached below as Google slides... I live the visuals and the multi-media pieces to support the workbook. It is easy to move around to different sections based on current needs at the time.

Enjoy!

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Development Slides that support the workbook

Coaching: Brian McEwen
Coaching Styles

Coaching: Brian McEwen
Coaching Philosophy

Expectations & Feedback are cornerstones of development and critical to the success of any coach.

Below is the model that good coaches follow to help people improve:

~  GOAL (communicate expectation)

~  Observation (assessment)

~  Feedback (awareness)

~  Growth (plan to improve)

Repeat

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“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”   ― John Wooden

"What makes a good coach?  Complete dedication."  -George Halas 

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.  - Gary Ryan Blair

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”     ― John Wooden

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”, “If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.” - Lou Holtz

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."  -Ara Parasheghian 

Help others get what they want and you will get what you want.


Blog Post- Leadershp

Coaching: Brian McEwen
RXinsider, West Warwick, RI 2008 - 9/2015

C.O.O., Management Consultant coaching roles

sales reps.

customer service reps.

apps team- sales

Anna- salesmanship, presentation skills

Patrick McCue- sales calls on the road, feedback

VP- mgt development (Dustin, CK)

Office dynamics, how to handle issues, communicate.

Manager Development- Alexis

Pharmacy students- career prep, development


RXinsider home

Coaching: Brian McEwen
sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals, 1997-2008

Sales Trainer, District Sales Manager, Regional Business Director


sanofi-aventis home

Coaching: Brian McEwen
“Leaders instill in their people hope for success and a belief in themselves." #Empower people to accomplish their goals.” - John Maxwell

This quote embodies my leadership philosophy and the way I was 'brought up' in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  I believe that all good things in an organization come from the contributions of the people who work in it.  Get the right people on the bus and put them in the right seats (Jim Collins).  Set clear expectations, provide constant feedback.  Work everyday to improve, deal with under performance directly and fairly and we will have a good ride...  I enjoy trying to solve this organizational puzzle as it is unpredictable and is loaded with dynamic challenges.  When done right, with clear goals and pure interests, the individual benefits and the organization wins and that is good for all!  

"Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing." —Tom Peters

“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.”  -John Maxwell


Coaching: Brian McEwen
Coaching- Engagement- Productivity--> The bottom line

This is a corner stone piece to help understand an important organizational


Is Employee Engagement REALLY worth it?

Coaching: Brian McEwen
Youth Athletic Coaching

East Greenwich Soccer Association (referee coaching), 2013

East Greenwich Little League, EG, RI.  Assistant Coach

East Greenwich Basketball Associateion, EG, RI.  Assistant Coach

Lexington Little League, Lexington, MA.  Assistant Coach


Click to expand PresentationsUpdated: 11-25-16
Presentations: Brian McEwen
Fundamentals of Coaching

This presentation was built for new sales managers. I have uploaded to SlideShare (LInkedIn)


Fundamentals of Coaching

Presentations: Brian McEwen
URI Career Development 2012

This presentation was created for URI Career Services

Brian,

Thank you for getting back to me concerning our Skill Development program.  I am sorry that you were not able to join us for Career Day, but I understand how busy everyone’s schedules are.  We will continue to review resumes on Friday mornings from 9- noon on 11/9, 11/16 and 11/30.  If you are available any of those days we would love to have you join us in the Ballentine Lobby.  We also have students that still need to do both mock and informational interviews, so if that is something that sounds more interesting, please let me know.

I look forward to catching up with you soon.

Kathleen


Career slides

Presentations: Brian McEwen
DailySaving blog posts/ presentation topics

great ideas in here


DailingSaving Leadership link

Presentations: Brian McEwen
Financial Triage, Cash: Flow or Flop?

Who? How?  Outline the areas that will be reviewed and expectations of outcomes and a plan...  It's the first step, an entry point.  On a scale of understanding, interest in improving, organization, and action, i want 2-4's that want to cross the Mason Dixon line, independence (5-6) --> financial advisor, (8) accountant, stock broker--> 10


Presentations: Brian McEwen
Management Style- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It's not just for the environment anymore...  I'm not going to provide you with new information, not going to give you something you've never heard of before, I won't be unveiling new information on the God Particle...  Reduce the rhetoric, the barriers you build, and your talking.  Reuse things that work and the questions that get your team talking and thinking.  Recycle best practices and individual strengths and use them in other areas, find more ways to use the strengths of your team.  Use the same good things (skills, practices, process) in different ways... a training, mentoring resource...  hire them away on a project basis, foster teamwork... (recycle- convert into reusable material)


Kids 2011

Presentations: Brian McEwen
Gut isn't Great

"I just have this gut feeling that this candidate is the right one.'

It's a cop out. It's quasi-cosmic? It's crap.

Don't get me wrong, I think the net outcome of many 'gut feelings' are often correct.

I just think they are a product of your natural ability to detect and analyze a situation,

rather than an unexplainable cosmic feeling, man... You just can't put your finger on it?

Sure, that's fine, just give yourself the credit for making a good decision, rather than the universe.


DailingSaving Leadership link

Presentations: Brian McEwen
5 Most Common Speakers

Motivational, Team Building, Leadership/Management, Adventurer, Generational


DailySaving Leadership

Presentations: Brian McEwen
Employee Retention

Aside from pay, benefits and perks, and employee bonuses and rewards, there are several organizational practices that also matter a great deal to employees. According to an article by Jeff Haden on Inc.com titled “8 Things Your Employees Need Most”, pay (not surprisingly) is identified as an important deciding factor for potential employees, but its effects are known to diminish quickly. In order to establish long-term loyalty and motivation, you need to learn how to provide empoyee autonomy and career advancement.

Why Autonomy Can Be a Key Employee Retention Tactic

Keeping employees motivated is a cornerstone of an effective retention strategy. One key ingredient to having motivated employees on your team or anywhere in the organization is to provide them a high degree of autonomy.

Providing autonomy does not mean removing oversight of the work itself — setting key goals and targets is important to ensure that employees progress towards the organization’s objectives and don’t go off track. But by providing employees with the opportunity and freedom to devise their own work plans for achieving their individual and organizational goals, not only can you enhance their ability to be creative and feel empowered, you will also likely see a jump in productivity, as well. And it could just be the difference between helping you remain innovative and falling behind your competitors.

Of course, offering high levels of autonomy to employees could potentially be unnerving for some managers. They may feel unable to determine whether their employees are operating at their full potential and producing work that is aligned to the organization’s needs.

Scrum: A Great Solution that Merges Autonomy with Time & Project Management Upkeep

At OpenView, we practice Scrum, an agile development methodology, which is a framework for managing software projects and product or application development. This tool can also be used to help employees track their own hours and determine whether or not they are meeting their targets every week.

This has been a very useful application for me, personally. I can plan my week and allocating time to different projects, which helps me stay on track, set targets to achieve my goals, and account for and address any impediments along the way. An important feature of this tool is that it does not interfere with the process of how employees actually choose to do their work, but rather provides them with support to track and achieve their goals.

Clear Career Paths Are a Must for Maintaining Employee Motivation

A second important organizational practice that supports employee motivation is having career advancement pathways or opportunities in place. Although there may indeed be opportunities for advancement available in a start-up organization, there may not necessarily be a set career path in place as the role or team may still be relatively new. This could raise concern amongst potential employees as they might wonder whether there will be a place for them at the company in the future.

Although there may not be a clear career path, it is still important for you as the employer to highlight the potential options that could be available to the employee. Your company should also emphasize the distinct benefits of being in a start-up environment and having opportunities to drive an individualized career path — these are important potential advantages over operating in a more structured environment.

Managers should also provide employees with opportunities to grow and shine by taking on initiatives that demonstrate their leadership capabilities in areas outside of their job description. This could include encouraging employees to pursue their individual passion and interest areas within the workplace, while also being motivated and engaged on their core teams and projects.

To sum up, no matter the size of your organization, you should aim for the following:

  • Encourage your employees to set clear objectives
  • Provide them with the means to achieve their goals
  • Articulate potential career paths that would be available to them
  • Offer them opportunities to grow and demonstrate their leadership abilities

If you can accomplish those things you will be well on your way toward keeping your employees motivated and engaged in the workplace, resulting in a happier and healthier workforce.


Presentations: Brian McEwen
5 dysfunctions of a team

Address the “Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

Another crucial pillar of our strategy is our approach to addressing the common issues that hold back high potential organization, originally introduced to us via the book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick M. Lencioni. In this framework, we recognize that organizations of high performing individuals often fail to achieve their full potential because of one or more of the following five issues:

  1. Absence of trust
  2. Fear of conflict
  3. Lack of commitment
  4. No accountability
  5. Lack of attention to results

Presentations: Brian McEwen
The Corner Office Goldmine

Presentations: Brian McEwen
Interview Process/ Questions

The Results Are In: Interviewers Share Important Questions

By James C. Price · June 11th, 2013

A recent poll by Refresh Leadership found the number one question a hiring manager would ask during an interview was “Why do you want this job?” The poll asked respondents “If you could ask a job candidate only one question during an interview, what would you ask?” The number one answer from nearly 27% of respondents was followed closely by “Can you describe a difficult work situation and how you handled it?” with 24.9%. Rounding out the list, “What is you greatest strength and weakness?” received 14.82%, “Why are you leaving your current job?” had 11.19%, and “What are your major career objectives?” compiled 8%. Overall, 14.52% selected other, giving various questions they would prefer to ask, including:

  • If you were at an intersection and the light turned yellow what would you do?
  • How do you handle stress and how does change affect you?
  • We interviewed candidates with more experience, why should we hire you?

More and more, businesses are asking out-of-the-box questions to get different insight into the minds of their candidates. For instance, Google asked “How many cows are in Canada?” Dell asked “What songs best describe your work ethic?” And, Gallup asked “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?” With several prominent companies asking bizarre and unusual questions, it’ll be interesting to see if this trend will continue or if hiring managers will revert to more standard questions.


Presentations: Brian McEwen
Financial Goals? Let's start with the Basics...

Presentations: Brian McEwen
Teaching Kids about Money

From the time my kids were little I was determined to teach them the value of a dollar. Surrounded by kids that seemed to get whatever they wanted whenever they wanted, I wanted my kids to know that when something cost money, it required time and effort to earn the means to pay for it.

So when they were relatively young, I gave them chores and an allowance. If they didn't do their chores, they didn't get their allowance. And if they didn't have money, they couldn't buy stuff. Kind of like real life.

There was only one problem -- me.

I'd forget to check whether they'd completed their chores. And then, when they occasionally would want to buy something that they couldn't quite afford, I would sometimes let them borrow from the next week's allowance. (I know. Bad habit...I was weak.) But then I'd forget how much they'd borrowed and we'd end up arguing about just how much I owed them. In short, I was a miserable banker.

Apparently I'm not alone -- both in wanting to teach my kids fiscal responsibility and in needing help. Now some technologically savvy parents are coming to the rescue.

Gregg Murset, a financial planner from Arizona who has six kids of his own, created MyJobChart -- a web site that helps you keep track of the jobs your kids are doing and determine how much they're owed.

You can set up the reward system and record their required chores. The kids can sign in and record when they've completed their work, triggering a message to you that allows you to pay them. The site also teaches them basic financial lessons about saving, sharing and spending and helps them set financial goals. (I have to admit this is a touch more sophisticated than the job chart I tacked to the refrigerator.) In just over two years of operation, MyJobchart already has 380,000 members.

A former Apple Corp. engineer recently launched a similar site called Allowance Manager, for parents who want to track their kid's payments, but who may not necessarily tie allowances to chores.

MyJobChart is completely free; Allowance Manager has a free option and a "pro" option that costs about $6 a month and comes with a debit card.

Both are colorful, interactive and made me feel a bit inadequate considering the unsophisticated and inconsistent way I attempted to teach my kids about money. On the bright side, if my experience is any indication, it may not matter whether you have a cool tool -- or even if you're completely consistent.

My 22-year-old daughter recently explained how her ample emergency fund, built up by saving financial gifts and working during school, allowed her to live independently while finding her first post-college position. My 20-year-old son mentioned that while working part-time at school, he'd set up automatic monthly deposits to fund his investment account.

So perhaps the thing to remember is that kids learn about handling money from their parents. Save, spend responsibly and try to explain why and they just might just end up getting the message -- no matter how cleverly you deliver it.


Click to expand Blog & Social Media ContributionsUpdated: 12-09-17
Blog & Social Media Contributions: Brian McEwen
My Leadership Blog

Leadership Blog #FinancesToo

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Brian McEwen
Just a few posts from my leadership blog

Focus on the 4 C's  - http://daily-saving.blogspot.com/2011/09/focus-on-4cs.html

Hire Once, Invest Often  - http://daily-saving.blogspot.com/2013/01/hire-once-invest-often.html

Expectations & Feedback - http://daily-saving.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-management-philosophy-homework.html

Check out my Twitter feed!  - https://twitter.com/DailySaving

Do you know your number? Go Micro  - http://daily-saving.blogspot.com/2011/02/do-you-know-your-number-go-micro.html

Staying Power of the hand written note  - http://daily-saving.blogspot.com/2011/02/staying-power-of-hand-written-note.html


DailySaving Leadership

Click to expand Travel (My Travel Experience)Updated: 12-09-17
Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Paris, France '97, '11, '15, '18

1997(honeymoon), 2011(kids), 2015(kids), 2018 TGM Sweet 16!


Paris video

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
London, England '97, '08, '11, '15, '18

1997 (honeymoon), 2008(solo), 2011(kids), 2015(kids), 2018(college visits)


London Calling

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015

This place was fabulous. I AMsterdam.

The Marriot was wonderful. The bikes were devine. Anne Franke is unforgettable. The canals are sublime. #ThankYou


Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Brussels, Belgium 2015

one great day with the family... frites, waffles, chocolate, bus tour, classic old squares and a wonderful dinner with Lori around the corner from our hotel (Mussels in Brussels and the use of LBM's translation app- well done!) Don't forget about the Atom-ium! #ClaimToFame


Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
San Fransisco, CA 2013

1995, 1998, 2013


Golden Gate Bridge

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Venice, Italy 2013

Italia 2013

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Florence, Italy 2013

Italy pictures

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Tuscany (Chianti Trail), Italy 2013

Italy pictures

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Italy Tour, 2013

Venice, Italian Alps (Cortina*), Tuscany (San Donato, Chianti), Florence, Siena, Pisa, Santa Margharita, Portofino, Menton (France), Monte Carlo (Monaco), Turin*.

*Olympic host city


Italia 2013

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Monte Carlo, Monaco (French Riviera) 2013

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Dublin, Ireland, 2009

2009


Dublin video- 2009

Travel (My Travel Experience): Brian McEwen
Where else have these Mc's been...

Atlanta, GA, 2016, Associated Meeting - 3rd Row Hawks v. Bucks (Dwight Howard - Javari Parker (Duke))

San Fransisco, CA, 2013, Meeting (ran around SF ball park - Top of the Golden Gate!)

Baltimore, MD, 2012, Meeting (ran around Camden Yard)

Cleveland, OH, 2007 Meeting- Indians game.

San Antonio, TX Meeting (ran around Spurs Stadium)

Bar Harbor, Bangor, ME, 2006 Meeting (sunset harbor cruise)

Atlanta, GA, 2005, Meeting-  Braves game, escorted to seats behind home plate.

St. Louis, MO, 2004 Meeting- MNF Rams vs. Bears.

Philadelphia, PA, 2003 Meeting- Phillies game.

Dallas, TX, 2002 Meeting- Spurs vs. Mavs, overtime thriller. Dallas Stars hockey game.

Tuscon, AZ, 2001 awards trip.

Carribean Cruise, 2000. 

Montreal, Canada, 1999

Chicago, IL, 1998, 2003 Meetings- Wrigley, United Center- Bulls. (ran around Soldier Field)

Las Vegas, NV (5 times is plenty!)

Aspen, CO, 1994 - Awards trip, skiing.

Key West, FL, 1993.

Orlando, FL, 1992 Meeting(s).

Washington, DC, 1986, 1995.

East Greenwich, RI, 2008- present Resident.

Lexington, MA, 2002-2008 Resident.

Stratham, NH, 1998- 2002 Resident.

Kansas City, MO, 1996-'98 Resident.

Boston, MA, 1995-'96 Back Bay Resident.

Warwick, North Kingstown, RI 1970-1987 Kid.


Born 12/21/1968, Frankfurt, Germany #NewBorn


Click to expand Honors & AwardsUpdated: 02-15-15
Honors & Awards: Brian McEwen
Regional Sales Director awards, sanofi-aventis, 2002-2008

AWARDS

  • Area level Excellence in Leadership Award, Regional Sales Director, 2008.
  • Area level Excellence in Leadership Award, Regional Sales Director, 2007.
  • Area level Excellence in Leadership Award, Regional Sales Director, 2006.

Honors & Awards: Brian McEwen
Area Sales Manager awards, sanofi-aventis, 1996-2001

AWARDS

  • Area Manager of the Year, Northeast Region, 2001
  • Area Manager of the Year, Northeast Region, 2000

Honors & Awards: Brian McEwen
Professional Sales Rep awards, sanofi-aventis, 1992-1996

AWARDS

  • #3 in Area A Top 20 Sales, 1995.  Won sales ring.  Spirit of Boston #1 District
  • #4 in Area A Top 20 Sales, 1994.  Won sales ring.  Spirit of Boston #1 District
  • #14 in Area A Top 20 Sales, 1993;  #10 in Area A Top 20 Sales, 1992.
  • NorthEast Alliance Region Creativity Award, 1994, 1995.
  • NorthEast Alliance Region Proprietorship Award, 1992, 1993, 1995.
  • Regional Quality Performance Awards, 1993, 1994(2), 1995, 1996.
  • Regional Teamwork Awards, 1993(2), 1994(2).
  • Regional Creativity Awards, 1992, 1993(2), 1994(5), 1995(6), 1996.

Honors & Awards: Brian McEwen
University of Rhode Island, 1989

Scholarship Award (Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity- National) $1000, 1989.


Click to expand Recommendations & ReferencesUpdated: 12-09-17
Recommendations & References: Brian McEwen
Recommendations - LinkedIn

Steve Goldman, Owner, Big Blue Bug Solutions, Providence, RI

Brian, I know that you think of sales training and talent acquisition as your wheelhouse, but I hope you view executive coaching in the same light.  The feedback and prep work you provided and suggested when I was exploring a new professional opportunity was invaluable.  Taking the time to think about my experience in terms of organizational need allowed me to position myself as a top candidate.   The process really elevated my thinking and self-reflection regarding my communication, persuasion, and decision making skills.  I have identified some personal strengths and some areas of opportunity.  Although we were just working together on an informal basis, I know that your executive coaching has made a positive impact on me personally and, by extension, my sales team.   Thank you again.
Best,Kristin

Kristin McGrath, Vice President of Sales,  Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB)

Brian is one of the best managers for whom I've had the opportunity to work over my past 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He is strategic in his thinking, and has extremely high levels of business acumen. What sets Brian apart is his ability to connect with everyone around him, whether senior leadership, the district managers that report to him, or the sales reps. I remember one year when I was temporarily out due to ankle surgery, and Brian made a point to go out in the field and work with every one of my reps. He was very motivational and always recognized talent. He also managed according to peoples' strengths, and trusted his leadership team. It was a pleasure to work for Brian for 2 years as a district sales manager! 

Jessica Stroebel-  Specialty District Manager at Noven Pharmaceuticals

I had the pleasure of working with Brian as both a peer in the sales training department and as a district sales manager. I also watched Brian excell as a Regional Sales Director with sanofi-aventis. 

Brian has a rare combination of skills not found in many leaders. Brian has great vision. He is able to make assessments and provide direction to his teams that are ahead of change rather than in response to it. Brian has charisma and creates much greater followership than most leaders. This is due to Brian's concern of other's over self. He takes the time to understand what motivates people. He then utilizes this knowledge to get the most from them. In my 21 years in a professional career, I have seen many with the intellect to lead but only a few that create true followership, where not only his direct reports desire his success, but everyone else does as well. 

In total, I spent nearly ten years working with or around Brian. I was disappointed at his departure from sanofi-aventis because I saw him as a bright, young leader that I thought could benefit the organization at the next level. 

I fully endorse Brian and believe he is capable of leading at all levels. I would relish the chance to work with him again and he would be an asset to any organization fortunate enough to bring him on board.

Dan Routhieaux, PHR-  Sr. District Sales Manager at sanofi-aventis

I have had the opportunity to know and work with Brian on and off over the past 12 years. With out overstating it, I can say that Brian is one of the most talented business professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His ability to motivate, inspire and move others might be his greatest talent, but that is followed very closely by his amazing business acumen, and ability to communicate in both small and large groups. Brian is one of those rare persons who has the ability to garner respect from all those that he encounters. I would totally support and recommend Brian to anyone who has the opportunity to work with him.

Michael Michel-  Owner, Maximum Expectations

Brian has a great deal of vision and strategic insight. He is dedicated, hard working, intelligent, and incredibly dialed in to his community and network. He has a great personality to work with - easy going and yet energetic and uplifting at the same time. I'd highly recommend him to anyone for almost any position.

Daria Giron-  Senior Project Manager at Enercon Services

Brian, thank you again for your generosity and for your very kind words You were one of the bright and gifted talents that made our company a special place to be You will now carry the torch forward on not only the right things to do but also the right way to do them All the best lets stay in touch.

John Harringon-  Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, sanofi aventis 


Click to expand Reviews & EvaluationsUpdated: 12-09-17
Reviews & Evaluations: Brian McEwen
2017 Associated National Conference, Atlanta

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jack Marlowe" <jack.marlowe@west-ext.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:38am
To: brian@bigbluebug.com
Subject: Thank you

Brian (Goldman this time),I wanted to thank you for supporting the mid-level forums and especially for allowing Brian to participate in the planning and execution of the meetings.  I can honestly say that his involvement was critical for our success.  You probably know this already, but it doesn't hurt hearing it...Brian is an exceptional leader.  Very dynamic, great vision, excellent communicator.  Please thank him for me. Thank you, Jack

Jack Marlowe - Owner - Eden Pest Advanced Technologies

In 1988, founder and owner Jack Marlowe established Eden Pest Advanced Technologies. What started out as four team members in Kirkland, Washington grew into 80 team members located across Western Washington and Oregon. 

Eden Pest became Green Shield Certified and owner Jack Marlowe, was one of the first in the nation to receive this certification. He also sat on the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) QualityPro board. 

Eden Pest had the honor to receive the prestigious International IPM Excellence Award in 2009, given to only eight difference groups throughout the world every six years. The winners are among the highest ranked for their accomplishments of adopting IPM - including economic benefits, reducing human health risks, and having minimal environmental impact.  

The company’s passion for excellence showed in its employees. The business grew through the years thanks to Eden colleague’s dedication to their work and pride in serving their communities.


Reviews & Evaluations: Brian McEwen
2016 Big Blue Bug Solutions - Exemplary Review

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Reviews & Evaluations: Brian McEwen
2013 Year-End Review, RXinsider

Summary:  this was a good year on a few levels.  Everything you do is MUCH appreciated adn recognized...

Brian McEwen Annual review

 

Review Period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

 

Title: Business Consultant

 

Summary:

This year was a good year on a few levels. Everything you do is MUCH appreciated and recognized. I feel you are the only one here I can truly trust and will give things to me straight. I had a blast in San Francisco, thank you for making the trip.

 

You will never be the guest that stays too long. Since many of your objectives are relatively open-ended and difficult to quantify, we could conceivably invest infinite hours in each one, so I count on you to use your best judgment and communicate with me if you feel things need to change, and we can make any necessary adjustments. I know you put in many more hours than our agreement lays out and I appreciate it.

 

As for the first part of this year, I will personally be investing much of my time in CE & Jobs Apps and MedCred as well as lay a 2015 foundation for SCC (B2B unit) late in the year.  As a company, we had a good year regarding revenue growth

1)    B2B was up ~7% (sold out 2014 20Ways)

2)    HEG was up nearly 100% (on paper)

3)    CE apps were MUCH slower than anticipated.

 

We made significant investments in our infrastructure (email blast servers, overall server mgt). MedCred, CE Apps, Job Apps and SCC are all potential block-buster opportunities that need attention. I think we have a great team established and 2014 should be a very exciting year.

 

With the change in CK’s position, Mike & Mike starting, Job app launch, Hillary & Deb’s questionable future, and HEG growing the way it is, we may need to talk about adjusting your objectives, but let’s take it as it comes.

 

Thank you and keep up the good work!

Greg

 

Objectives

 

1 – Sales & Communication Coaching

Overview:

Monthly communication coaching rotation (~six sessions / month) with HEG and SALES individuals.

 

Goal:

For individuals, improvement in sales results (numbers) and observable customer service skills improvement for customer service reps.

 

Expectation:

Time investment: depends / variable ~8-12 hrs / month total.

Tapered off a bit lately due to interviewing & tradeshow/travel.

We don’t want to “over-do it”. Victoria (leave) & SR (bottomless pit) are good examples.

Their direct supervisors also need to step up

 

Results:

Improvement in Elizabeth’s professionalism – per feedback from Dustin & Alexis

Tradeshow calendar set up – focused Shaun & Erica

Sales improvement yet to be measured with B2B

 

Start:

  • Shift a little more time CK’s way this year vs HEG

 

Stop:

  • Shift a little less time from HEG

 

Continue:

  • Status quo

 

2 - Team Resource

Overview:

Serving as a “trusted confidant & advisor” for the team.

 

Goal:

Putting people in a good frame of mind, have them feel like they are being heard, serve as an outlet, providing solid advice, informing me of any potential serious situations I may need to address.

 

Expectation:

Time investment: depends / variable / use best judgment and do not let abuse seep in by staff. Why are you there? – for true feedback and to discuss real problems the staff feels truly uncomfortable bringing up with me.  I feel that if someone spends more than one or two “sessions” per year with you on this capacity, it needs to be addressed with the individual – perhaps overly needy, overly dramatic, or misunderstanding of the purpose.

 

Important: We can’t have whininess, spoiled, or sense of entitlement to seep into the team, so we always need to keep an eye out for this.

 

Results:

  • Difficult to quantify
  • I get feedback from you on the overall pulse of the office
  • Richard’s frame of mind / easier annual review

 

Start:

  • Not sure if this is happening, but staff should not come to you or Kristin regarding compensation, benefits, 401K, health insurance. All must go through me or their supervisor. Make it clear with them.

 

Stop:

  • Not sure if this is happening, but don’t let the staff’s expectation of this resource not turn into simple gripe sessions or BS sessions.

 

Continue:

  • Status quo

 

3 - Interviewing / Screening / Recruiting

Overview:

Attract, screen, interview & recruiting

 

Goal:

Hiring good people that produce and stay with RXinsider long-term. This should be relative to the time invested in the hiring process.

 

Expectation:

Time investment: Variable / in proportion with hires (quality of individual, position)

 

Results:

Detailed & focused hires:

Bill (customer service)

Heather (customer service)

Michael & Michael (marketing & customer service)

 

Quickie hires (1099):

Deb Zimmermann
Bridget Raugh

Anny Naya

Angela Speziale

 

Start:

  • Continue to explore new methods & channels to draw applicants beyond boards (Indeed).
  • Continue to suggest changes to job descriptions.

 

Stop:

  • Difficult to assess since I’m not in the process. Perhaps more in-depth phone screening to cull down the face-to-face interviews & screen out undesirables in a 10 minute call.

 

Continue:

  • Status quo

 

4 - Management Coaching

Overview:

Serve as a consultant and trainer to the managers in the office regarding general management principles and providing feedback.

 

Expectation:

Time investment: depends / variable / use best judgment to keep reasonable time investment.

 

Goal:

Strengthen the management skills of those you work with.

 

Results:

  • Difficult to quantify from my position
  • Monday meeting recap greatly appreciated
  • Allows me to see myself from a different perspective (how I may be coming off)
  • Positive input from Dustin and Alexis

 

Start:

  • Shift a little more time CK’s way this year vs HEG.

 

Stop:

  • Shift a little more time from HEG.

 

Continue:

  • Status quo

 

Extra stuff:

Student Interview Exercise

Overview:

Interview exercise with Student interns (if time permits, and they do not have a job, and we LIKE them). 2-3 hour exercise max every 2 months (if time is available). Happy students and very positive feedback – will talk about RXinsider positively to their schools.

 

Special Project Sounding Board

Overview:

Shepard’s pie mentality regarding special projects. The time commitment is variable. My goal is to eventually land on a project/role that we both feel would be a great fit for you regarding your skills, commitment desire, and interests.

 

Comp

2014

$2080 2 x month = (@ 16 hours / week) = $60.00/hr

 

2013

$2000 2 x month = (@ 16 hours / week) = $57.70/hr

 

2012

$1500 2 x month = (@ 12 hours / week) = $57.70/hr


Reviews & Evaluations: Brian McEwen
2013 Mid-Year Review RXinsider

Brian McEwen Midyear Check-in 8/1/2013

Start

Monthly communication coaching rotation (six sessions / month)

One monthly sales call with Shaun, Hillary, Erica, Deb

Coach on:

·         Assess their pre-call preparation

·         General communication

·         Adhering to BANT?

·         Provide feedback to both the individual and their supervisor

·         ~2 hour time investment per call

One monthly customer service call with Victoria, Elizabeth

Coach on:

·         Assess their pre-call preparation (if any needed)

·         General communication skills improvement

·         Pre-call Preparation

·         Professionalism

·         Provide feedback to both the individual and their supervisor

·         ~2 hour time investment per call / process

·         Spend ½ hr on cal – avoid marathon calls.

Regarding the coaching sessions above, peek into SalesForce accounts to gain a perspective on the individual’s activity regarding the call. Wrap feedback into the monthly communication coaching session

·         Is the Account eggplant simple?

·         If sales, are they adhering to the BANT?

We spoke of this, but is it really necessary at this point with the work you have done with the HEG team?... 2-3 times per month, work in the cube in front of Elizabeth to passively listen in on calls to assess professionalism – wrap feedback into the monthly communication coaching session (unless immediate addressing is required).

Stop

Allowing your time to be wasted by consulting sessions without an agenda. I’m not even sure that this is happening.

·         Expectation: Time investment: depends / variable

Hour creep. Keep an eye on hours spent. Communicate with me if you need more time and we can discuss       

  1) if something needs to come off your plate

  2) spend less time at a specific task

  3) or increase hours commitment

Continue

Serving as a “trusted confidant & advisor” for the team.

·         Expectation: Time investment: depends / variable

Interviewing / screening (CE sales, HEG Account Mgt)

·         Expectation: Time investment: depends / variable

Continue coaching Dustin, myself CK and Alexis on management skills. I honestly don’t know how much time is invested here and in what proportion. Feedback from monthly communication coaching can for their reports can serve as primary talking points. Everyone likes the “free-range” setup vs structured weekly or monthly meetings. Excellent feedback from Dustin and Alexis. Keep status quo.

·         Expectation: 2-4 hours per person / month

Feedback and helping on ad-hoc projects (MedCred feedback & suggestions, CE trip, BANT outline). This needs to be within reason and avoid hourly creep. This can get out of control quickly. Perhaps we look at certain projects as ‘Special projects” and budget time if you are interested in a particular project. I know this is open ended and bit vague. I suppose time varies due to our current hiring needs.

·         Expectation: Time investment: depends / variable

Interview exercise with Student interns (if appropriate and they do not have a job)

·         Expectation: 2-3 hour exercise max every 2 months (if time is available)

Greg Cianfarani, RPh.

RXinsider, CEO


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2007 National Director of the Year, hand written note

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Recommendations - LinkedIn

Brian is one of the best managers for whom I've had the opportunity to work over my past 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He is strategic in his thinking, and has extremely high levels of business acumen. What sets Brian apart is his ability to connect with everyone around him, whether senior leadership, the district managers that report to him, or the sales reps. I remember one year when I was temporarily out due to ankle surgery, and Brian made a point to go out in the field and work with every one of my reps. He was very motivational and always recognized talent. He also managed according to peoples' strengths, and trusted his leadership team. It was a pleasure to work for Brian for 2 years as a district sales manager! 

Jessica Stroebel-  Specialty District Manager at Noven Pharmaceuticals

I had the pleasure of working with Brian as both a peer in the sales training department and as a district sales manager. I also watched Brian excell as a Regional Sales Director with sanofi-aventis. 

Brian has a rare combination of skills not found in many leaders. Brian has great vision. He is able to make assessments and provide direction to his teams that are ahead of change rather than in response to it. Brian has charisma and creates much greater followership than most leaders. This is due to Brian's concern of other's over self. He takes the time to understand what motivates people. He then utilizes this knowledge to get the most from them. In my 21 years in a professional career, I have seen many with the intellect to lead but only a few that create true followership, where not only his direct reports desire his success, but everyone else does as well. 

In total, I spent nearly ten years working with or around Brian. I was disappointed at his departure from sanofi-aventis because I saw him as a bright, young leader that I thought could benefit the organization at the next level. 

I fully endorse Brian and believe he is capable of leading at all levels. I would relish the chance to work with him again and he would be an asset to any organization fortunate enough to bring him on board.

Dan Routhieaux, PHR-  Sr. District Sales Manager at sanofi-aventis

I have had the opportunity to know and work with Brian on and off over the past 12 years. With out overstating it, I can say that Brian is one of the most talented business professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His ability to motivate, inspire and move others might be his greatest talent, but that is followed very closely by his amazing business acumen, and ability to communicate in both small and large groups. Brian is one of those rare persons who has the ability to garner respect from all those that he encounters. I would totally support and recommend Brian to anyone who has the opportunity to work with him.

Michael Michel-  Owner, Maximum Expectations

Brian has a great deal of vision and strategic insight. He is dedicated, hard working, intelligent, and incredibly dialed in to his community and network. He has a great personality to work with - easy going and yet energetic and uplifting at the same time. I'd highly recommend him to anyone for almost any position.

Daria Giron-  Senior Project Manager at Enercon Services


Reviews & Evaluations: Brian McEwen
Strengths Finder:

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Myers-Briggs: E S(n) F(t) J

EXTROVERT- introvert (moderate)

INTUITION- sensing (slight)

FEELING- thinking (slight)

JUDGING- perceiving (strong)

ENFJs often find themselves in occupations that require good interpersonal skills to establish productive collaboration as well as to establish or maintain effective work process. ENFJs one of the most “universal” personality types and they build successful careers in a broad range of organizations and occupations. There are many ENFJs found among mid- and high-rank management roles. Sales, various social services, counseling, teaching, healthcare, community care as well as legal and paralegal services are just some of the examples of favourable occupations for ENFJs.


Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Reviews & Evaluations: Brian McEwen
'How am I doing?' - Suze Orman Show (CNBC)

2011-  Suze says, great job, get a trust...  B+


Suze Orman 2011 - How am I doing? B+

Click to expand Educational BackgroundUpdated: 06-05-13
Educational Background: Brian McEwen
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 1990

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


URI home

Educational Background: Brian McEwen
North Kingstown High School, North Kingstown, RI 1986

College Preparetory, Varsity Tennis Team


NKHS home

Click to expand Technical & Computer SkillsUpdated: 07-16-15
Technical & Computer Skills: Brian McEwen
Technical & Software Experience

Early Adoptor to social media and tech in general

Social Media Trainer: 2011

Google Docs Office Suite

Year introduced to software: 2011
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate 

Google Blogger

Year introduced to platform: 2009                                                                                                                            Self-assessed proficiency level: Strong

WordPress

Year introduced to platform: 2012                                                                                                                                                           Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate


Microsoft Office Suite

Outlook
Year introduced to software: 1996
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

Excel
Year introduced to software: 1996
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate

Powerpoint
Year introduced to software: 1996
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert


SalesForce CRM

Year introduced to software: 2007
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate

Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Our social and mobile cloud technologies—including our flagship sales and CRM applications—help companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways.

GoTo Meeting

Year introduced to software: 2009
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate

GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful way to hold unlimited online meetings with up to 25 attendees. Start a meeting and share your screen with just a click.


Technical & Computer Skills: Brian McEwen
MedCred software

MedCred Credential Portfolios

Year introduced to software: 2013
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

MedCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential achievements.

MedCred Portfolios inform and inspire an individual’s viewing audience through education, confidence building, and strengthening of professional relationships.

MedCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education and professional practice enabling healthcare practitioners, educators, and students to share their achievements with colleagues, patients, students, employers, mentors, parents, and friends in a practical, secure, and accessible format.


MedCred home

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MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Coaching Conversations & Leadership 2017

Coaching Covnersations & Leadership

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Inspired Leadership through Emotional Intelligence 2017

Inspired Leadership through EI

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
The Ultimate MOOC Handbook - Accredited Schools Online

Great resource!


MOOC handbook

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Treat your Employees like your Best Customers

Retain Actively (mindset)

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Capitalizing on the Employee Referral Goldmine

Capitalizing on the Employee Referral Goldmine

Dear Brian McEwen,

Thank you for attending Wednesday's webinar.  Jessica Max did a great job!

The recording is available at: https://vimeo.com/125857854

Sponsored by: iCIMS

The HRCI information is below:

Program ID: ORG-PROGRAM – 244601

Capitalizing on the Employee Referral Goldmine

Start Date: 04/22/2015

End Date: 04/22/2015

Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 1.0

Specified Credit Hours: General


Recruiting Webinar (ERE)

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Better Hires Through Behavioral Interviewing 2015

The HRCI information is below: Program ID: ORG-PROGRAM – 242363 Better Hires Through Behavioral Interviewing Start Date: 04/01/2015End Date: 04/01/2015 Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 1.0Specified Credit Hours: General


Behavioral Interviewing

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Grovo LMS 2014: Leadership

The LEADERHIP module contains 3 topics:

- Coaching & Mentorship (there are 6 learning videos with online quizzes for each)- motivate, meetings, goals, feedback, 

- Decision Making (there are 8 learning videos with online quizzes for each)- uncertainty, bias, fatigue, perspective, decisive

- Master Emotional Intelligence (there are 5 learning videos with online quizzes for each)- self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy


Grovo(Learning Management System)

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Grovo LMS 2014: Professional Skills

The PROFESSIONAL SKILLS module consists of 5 topics:

- Professional Cmmunication (there are 12 learning videos with online quizzes for each)- email, organize, prioritize, 

- Boost Productivity at Work (there are 15 learning videos with online quizzes for each)- delegate, deadlines, balance, downtime, productivity, calendar, organize ideas, procrastination, healthy physical habits, planning, manage distractions

- Online Research (there are 5 learning videos with online quizzes for each)

- Remote Working (there are 12 videos with online quizzes for each)


Grovo (Learning Management System)

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
'To Sell is Human: The New ABC's or Moving Others' Daniel Pink, HBR 2014

Thank you for attending our Webinar with guest speaker Dan Pink on the topic, “To Sell is Human: The New ABCs of Moving Others”. We’ve included a link to the recording for your reference here. 

To find more great content and upcoming webinars visit us at HBR.org or Citix.com


WebCast link

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Latitude Learning LMS 2014: Coaching for Business Success

Online business training course describes the qualities and roles of successful mentors and the coaching steps necessary to develop and maintain a formal mentoring program.

1.5 hours.  Mostly focused on mentoring and how to build a mentoring program.  Quizzes after every few slides.


Latitude Learning (LMS)

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Udemy- teach a course?

Hey Brian,

Huge fan of your work– have you ever thought of teaching an online course on leadership and/or finance? I'd love to introduce you to the Udemy platform. It's free to teach on our platform and you retain 70% of course sales, 85% if you drive sales.  Best of all, we will work with you personally to develop the course!

Would you be interested in hopping on a call to discuss it with me further sometime next week?  

I've left you with some more info below.  

I look forward to hearing from you! 

Best,
Rebecca Li'el Morris

--
Rebecca Li'el Morris
Business Development
Udemy

Udemy.com
Rebecca@udemy.com
512.565.6805 (mobile)


Udemy

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Coursera

debate


early majority

MOOCs Taken (Massive Open Online Courses): Brian McEwen
Kahn Academy

We've added a whole bunch of new Khan Academy content for you to check out. Here's a quick summary:

Donatello, Mary Magdalene, c. 1455, wood, 188 cm (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

Google I/O 2013: Day 1 Chrome Sessions

A Conversation with Davis Guggenheim

A conversation with Davis Guggenheim, producer and director of "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting for 'Superman'".

...and there's actually even more, but we don't want this email to be too long. We'd love to know what you think. Leave your comments and questions under the videos, or help teach other Khan Academy students by answering theirs.

Cheers,
Sal and the Khan Academy Team


Kahn home

Click to expand Fraternal OrganizationsUpdated: 06-12-13
Fraternal Organizations: Brian McEwen
Tau Epsilon Phi - Tau Omega Chapter

Tau Epsi­lon Phi Fra­ter­nity was founded in 1910 by Jew­ish men at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity who formed a soci­ety devoted to the ideals of friend­ship, chivalry and ser­vice.

The mem­bers of Tau Epsi­lon Phi honor schol­ar­ship, ser­vice, and learn­ing, and feel the col­lege years offer a unique oppor­tu­nity to form life­long bonds of friend­ship with those who share these ideals.

I was elected and served as President as a Senior at the University of Rhode Island Chapter.

I was elected and served as Financial Vice Chairman as a sophomore and Junior at the University of Rhode Island.

I won a national scholarship from TEP based on service, academic achievement and leadership, 1989.


TEP website

Click to expand Library (My Reading List)Updated: 10-01-14
Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
How to Master the Art of Selling, Hopkins

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
The Venetians: A new history

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Inferno- Dan Brown (Italia!)

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Steve Jobs biography

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
HBR: Performance Management

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
FYI- For Your Improvement, Lombardo

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Built to Last, Jim Collins

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Drive, Daniel Pink

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
The Situational Leader

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
History- From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
1776- McCoulough

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths, Oates

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Ronald Reagan: A Different Drummer

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
How Good Parents Raise Great Kids

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Book of Running

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
The Da Vinci Code

Library (My Reading List): Brian McEwen
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet

Click to expand TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design)Updated: 02-15-15
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences curated by the American private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading". http://www.ted.com/
TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Brian McEwen
Why privacy matters

Great talk.  People act differently when they are being watched.  Private moments are where great thoughts, DISSENT, creativity come from.  Boredom... and Privacy are places where ideas germinate. 


TED Talks

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Brian McEwen
Should you donate differently? (GiveDirectly.org)

Interesting talk about helping the poor as technology evolves...  Do I know better how to help the poor or do the poor know better how to help themselves.  Thoughtful talk.

GiveWell.org


TED Talks

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Brian McEwen
Daniel Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink- TED talk

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Brian McEwen
Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

TED talk

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Brian McEwen
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

TED Talk

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Brian McEwen
Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness, and spaghetti sauce

TED Talk

Click to expand Websites RecommendedUpdated: 04-17-15
Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
NPR

Resource Link

Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
Open View Partners (small business issues)

Resource Link

Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
The Muse (career advice related)

Resource Link

Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
Jim Collins on Leadership

Jim Collins site

Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
3 pieces of mentor advice

instead of working to be interesting, be interested.

relationships vs. transactions

before you worry about success, career, be useful.


Jim Collins mentors video

Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
RXinsider

MedCred: www.medcred.com

RXinsider: www.rxinsider.com

RXpreceptor: www.RXpreceptor.com

RXoutcome: www.RXoutcome.com

CE App Center: www.CEAppCenter.com

CE Search Engine: www.CESearchEngine.com

20Ways: www.RXinsider.com/20ways

Platinum Pages: www.RXPlatinumPages.com

Virtual Trade Show: http://rxinsider.com/pharmacy_trade_show.htm

Virtual Job EXPO: http://www.rxinsider.com/pharmacy_jobs_expo.htm


Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
Personal

Harvard Business Review  - http://www.harvardbusinessreview.com

CNET Daily Tech Update  - http://www.cnet.com

Cool Running - http://www.coolrunning.com

The Onion   - http://www.theonion.com


Websites Recommended: Brian McEwen
iTunes search made easy

iTunes search

Click to expand Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend)Updated: 04-18-14

This portfolio module contains a list of professional and productivity mobile apps I recommend:

Mobile Icon

My personal Portfolio Mobile App
Download my personal Portfolio Mobile App to view this portfolio in mobile format.

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): Brian McEwen
CE App Center

Mobile Job Apps & CE

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): Brian McEwen
Harvard University School of Public Health CE app

Harvard CE

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): Brian McEwen
Brown University CE App

Brown Jobs App

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): Brian McEwen
RXinsider Pharmacy Platinum Pages

RX PPP

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): Brian McEwen
RXinsider Pharmacy Jobs app

RX Jobs App

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): Brian McEwen
Shazam!

Shazam!

Urban Spoon

Evernote

My middle schoolers say, Instagram!

Click to expand AthleticsUpdated: 11-25-16
Athletics: Brian McEwen
Gold's Gym (3-4 times per week) Keep Moving! #ShowingUpIsHalftheBattle

Gym home

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Best Athletic Events I have witnessed...

My list

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Bunny Hop 5k, EG, 2013

EG Bunny Hop 2013: 70/263


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Jingle Bell 5k, Providence, RI, 2012

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Turkey Trot 5k, EG, 2012

EG Turkey Trot:  24.59  #115/535


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Salve Regina Mansion Run 5k, Newport, RI, 2012

84/390  McEwen Brian East Greenwich RI 43 M 25:49 8:19    

32/390  McEwen Michael East Greenwich RI 11 M 21:53 7:03


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
NEARI 5k, Goddard Park, RI, 2011

60 15/20 43 MCEWEN BRIAN E GREENWICH RI 42 M 25:02 8:04 


Athletics: Brian McEwen
Turkey Trot 5k, EG, 2011

140 27/58 158 MCEWEN BRIAN E GREENWICH RI 42 M 25:45 8:18 


Athletics: Brian McEwen
Feaster Five 5k, Andover, MA 2007

2333/4317  M3039 35:16 11:21 Brian McEwen 38 M 7514 Lexington MA (ran with Michael (6yo), first full 5k!


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Hyannis 10k, Cape Cod, MA, 2007

154/420 19/33 M3039 57:17 9:13 58:55 Brian Mcewen 38 M 732 Lexington MA


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Patriot's Day 5 mile, Lexington, MA, 2006

#218/480  40:18, last leg, MWM joined in and wore the tri-cap army hat...


Athletics: Brian McEwen
Father's Day 5k, Rockport, MA, 2005

92/194 BRIAN MCEWEN 164 14/21 M3039 LEXINGTON MA 30:05 9:43


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Patriot's Day 5 mile, Lexington, MA, 2005

230/451 63 BRIAN MCEWEN 32/41 M3039 LEXINGTON MA 41:18 8:16


Cool Running home

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Father's Day 10k, Rockport, MA, 2004

120/177 BRIAN MCEWEN 120 31/38 M3039 LEXINGTON MA 55:14 8:55


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Patriot's Day 5 mile, Lexington, MA, 2004

241 13 BRIAN MCEWEN 39/50 M3039 LEXINGTON MA 42:41 8:33  HOT!  85 degrees


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Redhook Brewery 5k, Portsmouth, NH, 2002

546/1140  25:56 8:21 BRIAN MCEWEN 33 M   STRATHAM NH


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Feaster Five, Andover, MA 2001

25:22, 7,000 runners


Athletics: Brian McEwen
Great Bay 5k, Stratham, NH, 2001

131 26/49 M3039 24:02 7:44 BRIAN McEWEN 32 M 108 STRATHAM NH


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Redhook Brewery 5k, Portsmouth, NH, 2001

788/939 156/163 M3039 31:02 10:00 BRIAN MCEWEN 32 M 139 STRATHAM NH-- MICHAEL's first race!!  Jogging stroller, pouring rain!!


Cool Running

Athletics: Brian McEwen
Great Bay 5k, Stratham, NH, 2000

#100/362-  22.29 (Personal Best)


Athletics: Brian McEwen
Redhook Brewery 5k, Portsmouth, NH, 2000

498 107/172 M3039 25:14 8:08 BRIAN MCEWEN 31 M 482 STRATHAM NH


Cool Running

Click to expand Musical Instruments, Recordings, Concerts...Updated: 05-18-14
Musical Instruments, Recordings, Concerts...: Brian McEwen
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

~  Jazz

~  Classical (I've got a long way to go here!)

~  95.5 WBRU, Providence

~  92.5 The River, Boston

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”   ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare


Musical Instruments, Recordings, Concerts...: Brian McEwen
What is the best decade for modern music? 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, current...

Musical Instruments, Recordings, Concerts...: Brian McEwen
The best concert I ever saw...

Rolling Stones (Foxboro), U2 (Foxboro), Steely Dan (Great Woods), Billy Joel (4x), Simple Minds (small venue- Boston), Chicago in Chicago, Simon & Garfunkle (The -Paramount- Theatre at MSG), Ray Charles (KC, 1993), The Cars (First concert, 1984).


Musical Instruments, Recordings, Concerts...: Brian McEwen
Play Fails

I played Piano, Clarinet, and Trumpet (all equally badly)


Click to expand Goals (Personal & Professional)Updated: 11-25-16
Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
2017 Goal

Work to be the best I can be to help the Bug reach the goal of Regional powerhouse... Take what it is to RI to the region.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
Family Goals- Family Mission Statement

Experiences NOT Things.

Trips, Graduation, College, 


Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
Financial Goals: B+

100 by 30 (check), 250 & $1m net by 40 (check), $1.5m net at 45 (check), 2 by 50.

College, Retirement.

Suze Orman 2011= B+


Mint GOALS

Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
Physical Fitness Goals

Run 5k's to 75

gym always.  expand, ie. kettle bell training '15.

Ski with kids

2014- Pinterest work out board!


Runner's World

Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
Career Goals

Speak.  Consult.  Give 'em a boost.


Speakers Bureau

Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
Fails, swing & miss (learnings)

Sonic Snow, Ocean's Six, Zyrk.

Warren Buffet says he won't invest in something he doesn't completely understand.  (see Sonic Snow)  Never as easy as it seems.

The quality of the people you surround yourself with is paramount.  Don't skimp here.  Anything less than full commitment and dedication can be problematic.


Goals (Personal & Professional): Brian McEwen
Do What You Are

Talk slides & Quotes

Click to unlock with View Code. CPD Plan Management: PLANNINGUpdated: 08-28-13
Click to expand Internships & ExternshipsUpdated: 06-01-15
Internships & Externships: Brian McEwen
KIDS- get an intership in college-- job out of college

overwhelming evidence


Intership in College!

Click to expand Volunteer, Community & Civic ActivityUpdated: 12-09-17
Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: Brian McEwen
Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island, Providence- LEEP Program, 2015 - 2018

I worked with Kevin, Molly, Ruthie... in Providence in the Lean to Earn Employment Program helping people coming from welfare, long stints out of the workforce, looking for help in acquiring the skills necessary to get back into the workforce. We did a lot of mock interviewing which allowed me to share my experiences in HR and interviewing to help improve their skills and build confidence in their own abilities to do well in their next job interviews. I find this work very rewarding.


Goodwill Industries

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