Brian D. Briggs – President
Brian D. Briggs was appointed President of TIC Gums, Inc. in December 2016 after previously serving on the Board of Directors and as Chief Operating Officer. He was originally hired in 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer of TIC.
Mr. Briggs has over 25 years of financial and operations experience in profitably building companies in both the public and private equity sectors, with a focus on operational excellence and M&A activity.
Prior to TIC, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading international Internet security firm and worked with Sterling Capital Partners as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of portfolio company, SecureNet, a payment processing technology provider.
Brian served for twelve years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Custom Direct, Inc. (TSE: CDI), leading the company through a series of acquisitions and an eventual IPO. During that period, he was instrumental in building EZShield, Inc., a subsidiary of Custom Direct, as an identity theft protection business.
Mr. Briggs had previous roles at Ashton-Potter, M&T Bank and Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a degree in finance and economics from Cornell University and has completed executive education programs at the Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School and the Johnson School of Business at Cornell.
Brian resides in Forest Hill, MD with his wife, Tamara. They have two children, Emily, a 2016 graduate of the University of Mary Washington, who works at PwC and Andrew, a senior at Clemson University.