Brian Sommer


Brian has been advising the world’s largest firms on strategy, change, process and technology initiatives for his entire career. Brian assisted over 100 of the Fortune 500 on Finance, HR and ERP software selections and continues to advise a wide array of high technology firms globally.

Brian was a senior partner at Accenture with leadership roles in their Software Intelligence, Human Capital and Finance & Performance Management groups. Brian led global finance & HR shared services projects for companies like Novartis, Tenneco, BOC (British Oxygen Corp.) and others. He was a quality assurance partner on large PeopleSoft projects globally. And, he’s led dozens of ERP software selections at companies like McDonnell Douglas, Alcoa and Boise Cascade. Recently, Brian led a global payroll shared services project for a major home products firm.

Brian served as a member of the Advisory Board for several years. He was also a guest editor for this publication and continues to contribute to other Human Resource publications like Workforce Management magazine. Brian was also part of the editorial advisory board for The Review of Accounting Information Systems for several years. Brian covers the Finance, HR, ERP and professional services spaces for ZDNET and Diginomica. He has also written on business value and ROI for prestigious publications like Optimize, Wall Street Journal Europe, etc.

Brian is frequently sought after for sensitive ERP-related initiatives including a massive ERP litigation project, antitrust consultation, ERP contract negotiations and consultancy/software vendor alliance assistance. Many of Brian’s more recent clients have included notable technology & consulting firms such as SAP, Intel, Accenture, Workday, Progress Software and Deloitte.

Brian is a frequent guest lecturer at major university MBA programs including Harvard Graduate School, Wharton School of Business and Arizona State University.

Brian has a Business Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance, University of Texas at Austin