Over 25 years ago, Bryan Brenner built First Person to advise organizations in the selection of employee benefits – a key component in the attraction and retention of top talent in today’s competitive marketplace. But, more importantly, First Person was built to model and teach its clients the idea that people – not profits – should come first. Through his unique ability to see patterns and illuminate the connection between seemingly disparate dots, success mounted as he and the First Person team churned out innovative ideas and industry-leading practices. In May 2021, First Person was acquired by NFP, a global insurance consultancy that serves as a clearing house for best practices. Bryan now serves as its Managing Director where he continues to activate his network for the mutual benefit of clients and partners alike.
Bryan loves connecting with people, inspiring change, and seeing fresh ideas take flight, particularly in the Indianapolis community. He serves on several boards including the Butler University Board of Trustees, the Indy Chamber, the Oaks Academy and Progress House – an Aspire company. Bryan is also a forum leader for Young Presidents’ Organization and a member of NFP’s advisory board.
Bryan graduated cum laude from Butler University with degrees in Public & Corporate Communications and Journalism. He has also earned the designation of Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) from American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Bryan lives in Carmel, IN with his wife Elaine, where they have raised their four children and family pup. Together, they enjoy theater, music, and traveling, particularly to the Pacific Northwest.
Bryan Brenner joins Craig Anderson, President & Founder of Clearpath Coaching and Consulting to share his journey of being an unlikely hero of his own success story and using his experience to invest in others in the corporate world. Listen in to hear his story of finding the power of vision and drive and how to balance that with moments of relaxation and recalibration.
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Let’s land that plane!