Brian's Open Road

BRIAN GRANDISON

Senior Program and Project Manager
Fossil Group, Inc.

“You’re not always going to make the right decision. The path to success is sometimes experiencing failure. It’s about how you persevere and handle that adversity that counts.”

INTERESTS:

Technology Entrepreneurship

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Risk Support & Encouragement Exploration

FOUNDATION:

Learning / Being Challenged

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Attended The College of Wooster in Ohio where he received his degree in the business of economics.
  • His first job out of college was working as an admissions counselor at a private liberal arts school, but he was actively looking for career opportunities in the IT industry.
  • Relocated from Ohio to Dallas, Texas in order to pursue a job opportunity as an IT consultant at Ernst & Young IT Consulting—says this opportunity was his “catapult into the industry.”
  • Got recruited to work for IBM’s global consulting practice implementing SAP enterprise business software for Fortune 500 companies.
  • In 2000, he decided to start his own company, BGV Corporation, where he worked as an IT consultant for businesses across the Southwest Region.
  • While there, Fossil Group, Inc. became one of his clients and he consulted with them on and off for over five years doing SAP and IT project management work.
  • In 2012, he was hired on full-time by Fossil Group, Inc. as the Senior Program/Project Manager responsible for the delivery of all IT projects.
  • He now works as the Sr. IT Solution Delivery Manager for Fossil Group, Inc. where he is in charge of all ecommerce and marketing projects.

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