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Bryan Brenner

Bryan Brenner is the CEO and Founder of FirstPerson. He has always believed in putting people first—both his customers and his employees. With this in mind, he has built FirstPerson on the commitment to design meaningful employment experiences. It’s his entrepreneurial spirit that will continue to make FirstPerson a market leader in impacting people strategies. Among his many charitable activities, Bryan serves on several boards, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and as a trustee for Butler University, his alma mater.
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Human Resources

Reframing the Evaluation of Performance

September 27, 2017

A few years ago, Deloitte Services LP was prompted to examine its performance management system. As part of this effort, the company counted how many hours it was spending on performance evaluations (2 million hours a year for 65,000 employees), investigated research on the science of ratings, and conducted an internal study of its highest performing teams.

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Trends, Technology

Every Company is a Technology Company

August 31, 2017

I’ve heard this for years. Every company is becoming a technology and marketing company. Technology is critical to managing our clients’ business, and it’s becoming increasingly important internally in order to give our team cutting edge tools to accelerate their work.

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Human Resources

Freeing Up HR

July 20, 2017


It could be said that HR is a cornerstone of any business operation. It’s become increasingly important in today’s world of rapid fire start-ups, deconstructed work environments, and diverse teams who – when it gets down to it – share many values, yet communicate and learn in different ways.

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Leadership

A Look Inside RESOLVE 2017

May 25, 2017

There were 300 of us seated around tables in a room lit by brilliant sunlight that streamed through the floor to ceiling glass wall. The NCAA headquarters is a beautiful building and a marvelous venue for FirstPerson’s annual RESOLVE conference. The room was absolutely silent but for a stylishly dressed woman who stood on the floral decorated dais. Her black pumps had pearl-studded heels. Her presentation was studded with gems.

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Leadership

Setting the Tone

April 27, 2017

The mythological entrepreneur doesn’t have an office. Or maybe she does, but isn’t there often as she’s always on the move. And that’s ok, provided she’s created an environment to grow a culture that emphasizes a shared mission and supports continuous innovation.

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