Brian graduated in 2002 from Fort Schuyler's, USCG 3rd Mates License Program with a BS/MS. He broke into the dry bulk side of the market as an Operations Manager with Hoegh Autoliners and then grew into a role with Pasternak Baum with a concentration in FFA brokerage and chartering.
As the firms scope grew the FFA brokerage evolved into trading and consulting for a few smaller niche players including Dome Chartering & Trading with whom he is presently employed as Director of Freight Trading. Over a quick ten year period, Brian has seen many sides of freight trading ranging from Charterer, FFA Trader/Broker and Operator with firms such as Mid Ship, ICAP, Marubeni and most recently as a Dry Bulk trader with Oldendorff Carriers.
Brian is originally from New Hyde Park, NY and now resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife Blaine and son Quinn.