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 his career, Brian has seen many sides of freight trading ranging from Charterer, FFA Trader/Broker and Operator. This is Brian's second year with the dry bulk forum and previously co anchored a FFA forum for the Canadian Institute of Charted Ship Brokers. Dome Chartering and Trading is an Owner / Operator and Commercial Manager of Foreign Flagged and US Flagged Vessels Their focus spans across the dry bulk, tanker and container market. The firm is owned by three graduates of Fort Schuyler and is based in Annapolis Maryland, where they recently built their new corporate headquarters.
Brian is originally from New Hyde Park, NY and now resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife Blaine and son Quinn.