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Brian Reynolds




Executive summary

Brian Reynolds is a Principal within Grant Thornton's Public Sector Digital Transformation and Management practice, where he leads cloud initiatives and helps clients rapidly deliver business value and mission objectives through migration and delivery of cloud workloads and through ongoing cloud financial and operational optimization. 


Prior to his current role, Brian served as Grant Thornton's Chief Information Officer (CIO). As the CIO, Brian lead the firm's ongoing efforts to modernize and streamline technology infrastructure and applications, improve technical operations and customer experiences, envision and plan the firm's IT strategy and roadmap, and deliver digital innovations. 


Before serving as the firm's CIO, Brian served as the Platform and Digital Product Delivery Lead within Innovation@GT, the Firm's national initiatives to accelerate innovation. In this role, Brian led a team that worked across the business to reframe challenges as opportunities and deliver innovative digital solutions and products that are accretive to the firm's culture, quality, economics, and growth. 


Before joining Innovation@GT, Brian led Grant Thornton's public sector Technology Strategy and Management (TSM) practice and was responsible for Agile and Digital service offerings. In this capacity, Brian led a team that delivered agile and scaled agile enablement, user experience design, design thinking, Lean Six Sigma (LSS), ideation, continuous delivery, DevOps, and product management services. 


Brian has more than 25 years of experience working as a Practice Leader, Team Member/Developer, Product Manager, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Scrum Master, Program/Project Manager, Lean Six Sigma Analyst, and Agile Coach and Trainer. Prior to Grant Thornton, Brian was an Associate Partner at IBM's Business Consulting Service and Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), ASQ
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI
  • Agile Certified Professional (ACP), PMI
  • Certified Scaled Agile (SAFe) Program Consultant
  • Certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Managed Change Agent, LaMarsh Global
  • ITILv3 Foundations Certified
  • ICAgile Certified Professional, ICAgile
  • Certified Pro Foundations of DevOps, ICAgile
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner


  • Specialization in Design Thinking and Innovation, Darden Executive Education, University of Virginia
  • Web Development Immersive, User Experience Design, General Assembly, Washington DC
  • Masters Certificate in Federal Acquisition Management, Federal Acquisition Certification Academy
  • Stanford TechAM Executive Institute, Stanford University
  • Master of Business Administration, Quantitative Methods concentration from the Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary.
  • Master of Information Systems, from the Volgenau School of IT and Engineering, George Mason University.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, Decision Support Systems concentration, at James Madison University .

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