Brian Hershkowitz is Chief Executive Officer of the Maximum Value Group, and brings more than 30 years of senior executive management experience to his clientele.
Previously, Brian served as President of Fidelity Information Services, an S&P 500 company, and its predecessor firms . For more than five years Mr. Hershkowitz led the firm to extensive growth from a pink sheet entity trading below $1 per share to a part of the nation's leading index.
This was attained through organic growth and accretion (through 24 acquisitions).
In addition to taking synergies and combining customer, product, and organizational assets, he
developed the company's international outsourcing business lines, created and monetized its data assets in an analytics division, and helped instill the firm as the top provider in all its market spaces.
has been a leader in the mortgage banking and related industries.
His previous positions included serving as President and COO of LandSafe, a leading settlement service provider and subsidiary of Countrywide, and a decade serving Countrywide in the areas of strategic planning and executive management.
Earlier in his career, he was a Director at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he worked with all areas of mortgage banking to promote an industrywide, comprehensive understanding of the mortgage business, its flow of funds and the need for strategic planning.
also founded the association's technology committee and conferences and its practice of supporting industry needs through technology and education.
Mr. Hershkowitz is a graduate of St. John's College, in Annapolis, Maryland; and has done additional post-graduate work at the University of Maryland.
is a regular attendee at Stanford University Law School's
Directors College and received specialized training in a NYSE sponsored/ISS certified program at Columbia University
for Audit Committee members.
has also had training in the UK (Financial Times Non-Executive Director Programme) and Japan (BDTI Japan Certification), where he
has served firms at a variety of capitalization levels.
Mr. Hershkowitz is also a listed Director in India.
During his tenure as the Director of a NYSE traded firm, Mr. Hershkowitz was appointed to lead a Special Committee to explore and advise on the acquisition by other public firm, experience that has been invaluable to him and his practice.
Brian Hershkowitz serves on several boards, including USAA Real Estate Company/United Lender Services, as well as those of a select group of private companies in the real estate finance related and offshore outsourcing industries.
He serves as executive advisor to several firms in Asia, and enjoys speaking at events in the region.
Mr. Hershkowitz is very active in the outdoors, including cycling, running, mountain climbing and surfing, as well as in his community where he participates and sits on several non-profit boards.
has all the qualities of an excellent leader.
In addition to having the keen business acumen of an experienced executive, he
has exceptional people skills.
ability to probe for information with the willingness to really listen and absorb before coming to a conclusion is the characteristic I admire most in a CEO.
These are the words and phrases that come to mind when I think of my time working for Brian (as Interim CEO, Seymour Duncan).
was an active participant in the "Director Boot Camp" course that the Board Director Training Institute of Japan
(BDTI) held in June of 2015.
The group benefited from his
comments and perspectives.
Brian was a very effective Board Member who added significant business and governance expertise to the Board.
was willing to challenge management to achieve superior results - both from the operations of the business as well as the eventual sale of the company.
was able to renew a commonly defined mission and culture of trust with both management and customers over the course of one year.
COMPANY PROFILE: US Based, Privately Held
CHALLENGE: Large business unit suddenly leaderless due to medical emergency
IMPACT: (Current MVG advisory client) Brian
brought in a team who maintained client revenue and prevented employee attrition.
In addition, when it became clear the executive would never return, he stayed with the client on site and recruited, trained, and then continually mentored the new executive.
worked with a private company to seek a celebrity endorser as a way to eliminate distribution issues.
helped unlock an opportunity for a business to recapitalize itself by selling off unused IP assets to a very interested marketplace, thus bringing the firm a novel source of funding
Considered an expert on all aspects of the real estate finance and services related space, Brian
is a popular keynote presenter at industry events, counsels and think tanks.