As a tax partner with Ernst & Young LLP in the AmericasPower & Utilities Sector, Brian leads renewable energy initiatives for the Americas. With more than 25 years of sector experience, he works closely with clients, industry groups and other stakeholders to identify and resolve complex industry and company issues.
Prior to rejoining EY, Brian served as the Vice President of Tax for NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 company and one of the US’ top power companies, where he was responsible for all tax matters, including the IPO of the highly successful yieldco, NextEra Energy Partners, LP.
Brian is founder and former president of STARTUP (State Tax Roundtable for Utilities & Power), the premier industry group focused on state taxes, and is a frequent speaker for industry conferences including Edison Electric Institute (EEI).
Brian received his Master of Accounting (Tax Concentration) and BS in Accounting with honors from the University of Florida.
How Brian is building a better working world
Regulatory, social and market forces are all catalysts for the transformation of our energy infrastructure and power sources. I work closely with clients across the Power & Utilities Sector as they navigate tax challenges, complexities and opportunities on their journey of transformation. Whether it’s helping evaluate an investment or an expansion of their business into renewable energy, or through the founding of a group like STARTUP, I am passionate about moving the industry forward. Elevating tax competency across this critical and evolving sector delivers on a better working world for all of us.