Bryan Brenner


Over my career, I’ve been fortunate to share my thoughts and expertise through media, podcasts, and blogs. I’m honored to participate as a thought leader and share my point of view on topics I’m passionate about, and hope you find the resources below to be informative and useful.


My entire professional journey, I’ve felt driven to help organizations of all sizes care for their employees in more meaningful and effective ways. What’s next?

Amy’s is a remarkable story. She was the third person I hired in the early years; together we formed and built what was then First Person. She rejoined our team of nearly 70 people with rich experience we depended upon to strategically guide our lofty growth goals.

Jim Danko is marking his eighth year as president of Butler University. He’s been a leader in higher education in a variety of settings: University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dartmouth College, and Villanova University.

Karen Alter is one of four “Boss Ladies” at Borshoff, the respected advertising and PR agency founded by Myra Borshoff in 1984. Karen majored in public and corporate communications at Butler University, and got her start in the advertising/PR business after graduation. She joined Borshoff in 1997, became a partner/owner in 2011, and rose to CEO in January 2019.

C. Perry Griffith III (aka PG3) joined Denison Parking, his family’s business, as Senior Vice President in 2017 after more than a decade in banking and management consulting.

Jacob Houk is the first non-family leader of Hays+Sons, an Indianapolis-based expert in restoration services. He became president in 2015. Founded in 1982 by Charles Hays and his two sons, the company has nine locations and 135 employees serving Indiana and Cincinnati.

Michael Huber, CEO of Indy Chamber, is a career policymaker and civil servant whose passion is creating a better Indianapolis. He’s served under Governor Mitch Daniels as deputy director of the Indiana OMB, Mayor Greg Ballard as deputy mayor for economic development, and joined the Indianapolis Airport Authority as senior director of commercial enterprise.

Phil Daniels is co-founder with Rod Reasen of Springbuk and the Healthiest Employers awards program, started in Indianapolis in 2009. Today, nearly 3,000 employers use Springbuk’s software to understand forecasted risks and opportunities, leading to actionable insights to improve their population’s health and cost of care.

Deborah Brunson is Director of HR at Wheaton World Wide Moving, a nationally recognized company that has a relatively small workforce headquartered in Indianapolis. She joined Wheaton in September 2015 after serving in human resources roles at United Way of Central Indiana and CICOA.

Jason Kloth is president and CEO of Ascend Indiana, created in 2016 to realize the vision for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all. Jason’s career launched with Teach for America. Since, he’s tackled ambitious ideas to improve the trajectory of many lives within the context of education and the workforce.

Steve is CEO of Studio Science, a design and innovation consultancy based in Indianapolis. Steve works with established market leaders, enterprise software companies, and assertive venture-backed startups to deliver transformative brands, products, and services.

First Person Advisors, NFP and Springbuk announced the finalists for the 2021 Healthiest Employers of Indiana Awards.

Competition for employees is fierce. Being creative with your new benefits offerings is key to winning them over.

The turning point for Bryan Brenner came when his family faced hardship.

Recruiters can no longer simply screen a pile of resumes to search for candidates. Best candidate match means knowing more about your candidates.

First Person has been closely affiliated with NFP for 20+ years as a member of Benefits Partners, one of NFP’s membership organizations.

First Person is under new ownership. The employee benefits brokerage firm has been acquired by New York-based insurance broker and consultancy NFP.

NFP, who provides property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement and individual solutions, announced the acquisition of First Person Advisors.

Mark Minner was named First Person’s new president. The firm has also named Matt Henry as chief people officer and Alli Isaacs as vice president of client experience.

Benefits and compensation advisory firm FirstPerson has appointed Mark Minner as its new president. The firm has also named Matt Henry as chief people officer and Alli Isaacs as vice president of client experience.

First Person Advisors invests in the next generation of business students at Butler University.

The president of Butler University says the new building for the Lacy School of Business will create better engagement for students and faculty. First Person has invested in the career services space.

The Indy Chamber gathered local CEOs for a roundtable discussion on the role of regionalism led by Drew Klacik of the IU Public Policy Institute.

The CEO of First Person Advisors recalls his naïve beginnings in the benefits field and discusses the need for health care reform.

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.

Bryan joins Ben Geoghegan, director of HR Business Accelerator and host of A Better HR Business podcast, to talk about building partnerships by discovering and understanding each client’s unique challenges.