President of Agriculture & Construction
Trusted business partner and transformation specialist with 20+ year executive career with CNH Industrial, NYSE CNHI. Ignites results, increases revenue, and drives expansion into new markets to deliver on rapid growth and scale-up needs in financial services and brand management in the agricultural and industrial equipment industries.
A licensed attorney, Brett’s legal expertise includes contract preparation and negotiations, launch of new businesses, integration of operations, implementation of fast-start programs, and leading M&A initiatives. Brett has worked within a variety of restrictive, regulatory environments from financial and lending to manufacturing on multiple continents. A native Pennsylvanian, Brett attended The Pennsylvania State University where he earned a B.A. in Political Science, and Juris Doctor in Law.
Fueled by a fundamental belief that investing in people will drive measurable results. “I find the right people, put them in the right places, provide the tools that ensure success and empower them to achieve.” He has groomed a lengthy talent pipeline of senior leaders to grow operations and thrive in the most turbulent of economies around the world.
Elevating performance and productivity, Brett develops strategies that bridge the gap between vision and profitable growth for companies across all stages of the business lifecycle. Significant accomplishments include:
- Completed turnaround of New Holland business unit in 2.5 years – gross margin – top line revenue – EBITDA
- Ensured sustainability of 5th largest, ~$20B managed assets, NA equipment finance company by transforming business processes and systems, diversifying funding, and outsourcing of non-core business.
- Leveraged transformation of lowest-performing bank in Brazil to top 10 to acquire ~$1B off-road vehicle portfolio.
Brett offers an extensive global network of business leaders cultivated from his service in expat roles in Brazil, Argentina and Spain. Adept at navigating regional and cultural differences, he quickly aligns with civic, business and agency leaders to drive success. Immersing himself and his family into international communities, he has served as School Board President at the International School of Curitiba in Brazil, led executive boards, and oversaw fundraising for local capital improvements. Brett is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.
Brett’s board industry experience includes Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), National Hemp Association, Growth Energy, CNH de Mexico S.A. Quimco (J.V. with Quimco S.A.)
Brett resides in Florida with his wife Lisa, and enjoys spending time with his daughter Gabriela, who is following in her father’s footsteps attending The Pennsylvania State University. Brett’s passions include his golden doodle Ziggy, fitness, golf, tennis, fine dining, wine, bourbon and cigars.