Partner, Strategic Talent Solutions
Brian joined Strategic Talent Solutions (STS) in 2012 and focuses his consulting efforts on helping clients improve the effectiveness of their sales and account management teams. His work spans a wide variety of subjects including analyzing and segmenting markets, developing sales methodologies and sales management disciplines, training and coaching on sales and client relationship management skills and aligning the sales culture with the broader organizational culture.
Before joining Strategic Talent Solutions, Brian enjoyed a 23-year career with Hewitt Associates where he led Hewitt’s benefit outsourcing sales team. In addition, Brian spent twelve years on the firm’s executive committee and was instrumental in leading Hewitt through its highly successful initial public offering. He also chaired the firm’s stockholder’s committee. Brian worked directly with many of the firm’s largest clients including: AT&T, Inc.; General Dynamics Corporation; General Mills, Inc.; HCA Holdings, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Starbucks Corporation.
Brian left Hewitt to join Chicago 2016 where he spent three years helping develop and deliver Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. Brian is an adjunct faculty member of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is on the board of a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. He earned a B.S. in business administration from Bradley University.
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Steve served on the hoytNIVA Advisory Board assisting with overall financial strategy, financial and operational compliance and strategic partnerships. He is a strategic and results-oriented leader offering over 19-years of proven financial, operational, and infrastructure oversight. Accomplished self-starter known for technical guidance and managerial acumen, providing insight and clarity to complex financial standards and accounting pronouncements. Highly skilled in process improvement, financing negotiations and structuring, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, financial controls, risk management, SEC reporting, SOX regulations, and tax compliance. Resourceful change agent adept at assessing executive management needs, strengthening cost controls, and maximizing profit margins. Offer broad experience in up-to-date GAAP requirements, especially within real estate industry.
Steve is a CPA, a graduate of Williams College & DePaul University and resides on the North Shore of Chicago.
Chief Executive Officer, Hinted
Erik Wittreich serves on the advisory board of hoytNIVA and leads a talent analytics firm as the co-founder and CEO. Additionally, he has 5-years management experience in the consulting services industry, including a Deloitte strategy team. He began his career as a U.S. Army Green Beret with over 36-months in war zones leading up to 2,500 persons.
Erik is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and Stanford University in their Graduate School of Business (MBA) as well as Tillman Scholar (Through the Pat Tillman Foundation).
Managing Partner, Canvasback Capital
Tony Enrietto serves on the Advisory Board for hoytNIVA after working hand-in-hand with Mike Drevline at Hewitt Associates, the U.S. Army and numerous start-ups. Tony is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, serving as an Artillery Officer and Simulations Reserve Officer in the European Command. After his military service Tony has served as the President of the USO of Chicago, CEO of the Korean War National Museum and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Odell, Simms & Lynch, a D.C.-based management consulting firm for large not-for-profits.
Chief Operating Officer, RGS Financial
Russ Jakubowski has spent 25-years in the ARM/BPO industry specializing in financial services and student loan verticals. Russ has spent half his career in the subprime credit card industry, (SVP, Credit One Bank), building domestic and international call center servicing centers. Russ’ expertise in human capital and analytics allowed him to excel in building intelligent, flexible organizations within adverse economic climates.
Over the last 7-years, Russ has led his servicing organization, (COO, RGS Financial), through severe regulatory conditions while creating a strategic platform to uplift and develop existing talent, resulting in expense reduction and efficiency. At the same time, Russ has developed and led mentoring initiatives with his members, providing opportunities to build professional and personal foundations for future success.
LEAN Sigma Master Black Belt
Vince serves as an advisory for hoytNIVA focused on complex project management and delivery goals leveraging extensive experience in change management and LEAN Six Sigma (Master Black Belt). Vince has progressive experience at the enterprise level as a global business/operations leader, program manager and Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with hands-on approach to solving problems – deployed LSS across call centers, outsourcing delivery, HR operations, and global IT organizations. Managed large, complex programs delivering significant improvement across a variety of industries including CPG and retail clients, HR outsourcing delivery, Talent Acquisition, Market Research, and Pharmaceutical/Medical Device manufacturing.
Vince served his country in the U.S. Air Force and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul University in Chicago with a focus on Information Systems.
Practice Leader, Vonage Benefits Group
Brian possesses a 20-year career of leadership positions in the human resource industry in corporate, consulting, sales, and client service roles. His work in roles at Abbott Laboratories, Hewitt Associates, Nabisco, and BrassRing included employee benefit plan design and administration, compensation, recruiting, training, and employee relations.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a master’s in Human Resources from Loyola University, and is pursuing his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certification from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Brian currently works at Voyage Financial Group in Lisle, Illinois where he built and leads the financial wellness/voluntary benefits consulting practice.
Chief Financial Officer, Creuna (Norway)
Marius is the Group CFO of Creuna, a Nordic IT consultancy firm with a total of 350 employees in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The company is a full service digital agency which combines technology, strategy, design, branding and communications in its offerings. Group Management is based in Oslo, Norway and the company is privately owned. Marius’ previous experience includes eight years of M&A advisory work in KPMG and Deloitte, primarily financial due diligence and corporate finance work, and two years of private equity investments with a Norwegian family office. Marius has vast experience with both industrial and private equity transactions and IPOs across different industries. Key competencies include hands on operational improvements through a people-oriented approach, as well as executing on strategies and other projects requiring change management.
Marius holds a B.Sc. in both Finance and Economics from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City and is also a Certified European Financial Analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics
Tim serves on the hoytNIVA Advisory Board to offer insight on how our services can be leveraged within the architectural, engineering and construction fields for residential and commercial markets. Tim founded Midwest Architecture Studio (MAS), a north-shore Chicago firm with a focus on innovative design and development projects, offering a wide range of experience in residential and commercial projects. His company’s emphasis is on practical solutions yields simple, clean designs using traditional materials and local methods in inventive and modern ways. Our work is located in many fantastic locations throughout North America.
Tim is a graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in Psychology and holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University.
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Audit Executive with proven ability to improve operations and controls through relationships with line management, executive management, and the Audit Committee. Experience at Internal Audit startups, including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 initial / ongoing compliance and corporate governance responsibilities. CPA / Public accounting background, with expertise in compliance process improvement.
Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management and tactical management of individual risks in operations, business interruption / disaster recovery and security.