Brien is a partner, a member of the Executive Team and serves as chief operating officer for the firm. Brien joined the firm as a portfolio manager and head of the Carolinas office before moving to head of the Washington office and eventually chief operating officer of the private client endowment & foundation business. Prior to joining Brown Advisory, Brien worked as an investment advisor for Franklin Street Partners. He began his career as an investment banking analyst with Morgan Stanley.


  • University of North Carolina, BA (Morehead Scholar)

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Endowment Fund of UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Board Member, UNC Investment Fund
  • Trustee, Federal City Council
  • Board Member, Landon School
  • Board Member, Investment Committee for Holton-Arms School
  • Past President, Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation


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