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Brian Flis MBA, MS - Mechanical Engineering

Managing Director

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Brian Flis has 20+ years of leadership experience spanning the military, industry and consulting.  He has a proven track record and passion for driving operational improvements and strategic change coupled with deep expertise in operations, supply chain, finance, engineering, quality and human resources.  For the last 7 years, he has helped companies around the world improve performance and achieve operational excellence by applying the concepts of Never and Never Again.  For mid-continent refiner, Brian recently led an operational excellence initiative which reduced lost opportunity (asset non-utilization) by nearly 50% last year, for $200 million EBIT lift.  For an integrated energy company, Brian led an operational excellence initiative which reduced loss of containment incidents by over 75% in just 9 months.  Designed management system for world’s premier Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Company.  Developed complexity reduction plan for a U.S. manufacturer; identified cost savings of $140 million.  Authored leadership and culture book, “Never and Never Again, Lessons from the Frontline,” published in 2016.


  • Master of Business Administration – Finance, Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio
  • Master of Science – Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science – Mechanical EngineeringUnited States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado


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