President & CEO
Brian is a well-rounded and grounded Chief Executive with extensive knowledge and expertise in management, operations, logistics, marketing, and finance. He began his career with Consolidated Grain & Barge and then worked at Midwest Marine Management prior to launching Heartland Barge in 1999. Heartland Fabrication was started in 2005, followed by Heartland Rail in 2015 and Heartland Commercial Real Estate in 2017. An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for business has Brian continuously exploring new initiatives and strategies to expand the offerings of the Heartland Companies. Brian received a B.S. in Agribusiness Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois in 1988.