He completed his schooling and went on to graduate in Commerce from the University of Bombay. He also obtained a Diploma in Business Management from the Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research. Has enjoyed a fruitful career in entertainment that spans nearly three decades. This includes various avatars – as show host, performer, voice-over specialist, radio jockey, jury member, event business honcho and consultant, amongst other things. He has earned a commendable equity in anchoring, radio, theatre and music.
Before venturing into the world of entertainment, Brian spent over a decade in the travel industry, finding his bearings with a GSA of Pan American Airlines, before earning his stripes in corporate sales at Air France and Air Canada, where he serviced high net worth clients.
In 1995 Brian co-founded Fountainhead Promotions and Events Pvt Ltd. As a driving force throughout the company’s timeline, he has been instrumental in installing it amongst the leading event management players in the country, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Brian is Chairman at Fountainhead.
A much-in-demand voice-over exponent, Brian has hosted over 1500 high-profile awards nights including the Abbies, Emvies and Effies, fashion shows and glam events of the pedigree of The Godrej Ms. World Charity Ball’97 and the Femina Ms. India pageants. He has also lent his voice to a slew of mainline TV commercials.
Brian is revered as one of the pioneering radio jockeys in the country’s FM era. When FM first came to India in the early nineties, he was amongst the principal RJs on the leading radio station – Times FM (later Radio Mirchi), hosting some of its prime English music shows. He has also programmed and hosted FM radio shows for other channels including HMV FM, Radio One and Jaago Mumbai. In his time, Brian has anchored in excess of 3500 radio show episodes and still counting!
From RJ to consultant, Brian went on to influence Radio Mirchi’s roll-out strategy, radio programming and marketing at the invitation of this Times Group-owned channel.
Brian has also founded his very own outfit Radio-Active, a company in the music entertainment space, which has produced programming software for the likes of Times FM and HMV FM in the past. He has also played a pivotal role in the setting up of Jaago Mumbai – a pioneering concept of community radio in India.
It was the combination of Brian’s music instincts and business sense again that spawned Groove – a kind of path-breaker for the mega music store concept in India. When the influential Times Group sought to replicate this business model through its own music store chain Planet M, it was the experience of Brian that they fell back on, in consultation.
Vastly respected for his experience around media circles, Brian has been invited to sit on prestigious jury panels – Channel [V] Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and the ultimate destination in show business – Cannes!
An influential name in the event management industry, Brian is a founder member of the industry’s pinnacle body EEMA, which represents the interests of its members even at the highest level of Government. Brian has served as President at EEMA, and under his leadership several initiatives have been implemented, including widening membership to a pan-India status and launching the industry journal – EEMAg.
In earlier years, Brian earned a solid reputation around music and theatre circles… as frontman of a pop-rock styled band Voices (the band was a highlight feature at the Aid Bhopal concert in the eighties); and through headline billings in several theatre-based musicals on the Bombay circuit, including Evita, Annie, Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, Greased Lightening, The Witness, Oh Artaban and Beauty and The Beast.