As managing member for Guaranty Solutions, LLC (guaranty-solutions.com), Brian is responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction, investment policy and operations. Guaranty Solutions, LLC is a private equity information firm and premier asset recovery agency based in the greater Phoenix area.
Brian also owns Universal Equity Group, a private equity firm focused on distressed debt and real estate investment opportunities in the western United States. In 2009, Universal Equity Group participated in real estate/debt related investments with unpaid principal note balances in excess of $1.9 billion dollars. One transaction receiving national attention involved one of Arizona’s largest private lenders. In June 2009, Universal Equity Group provided the exit financing for Mortgages Limited, enabling the firm to emerge from the largest bankruptcy in Arizona’s history. Brian has over 19 years experience in real estate and financial advisory services as well as investment and portfolio management.
Brian was previously an estate advisor for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Brian worked for the public accounting firm Culbert, Nowicki & Associates where he provided tax planning and advice for both entities and individuals. Brian began his career with the global public accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand, LLP) performing audits of publicly traded companies.
Brian is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate broker in Arizona. Brian is a board member and past President for the Phoenix chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), an international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Brian is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Brian has been quoted in a number of publications including the Phoenix Business Journal and has been a lecturer for programs on various real estate topics
Brian is also a member of several corporate advisory boards. He started two foundations: The Coach Jesse Parker Legacy Foundation and AZM2M Foundation. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University Honors College.