Brian Karlisch co-founded Buchanan & Edwards (BE) and served as Chief Executive Officer until October 2015. An accomplished and recognized leader, Brian offers a unique blend of business development, building organizational capability, global team building and delivering mission critical IT solutions. As CEO, Brian worked closely with the BE Executive team to develop and execute the company’s strategy and long-term vision. He now serves as Chairman of the Board, and advisor at BE, focusing on developing strategies to grow and improve the company. He has over 20 years of software engineering and management consulting experience solving complex IT problems for Federal Government and Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Karlisch received his Bachelor ‘s degree from Virginia Tech and has taken numerous courses with the Darden School of Business Executive Education program. He is an active member of the Renaissance Executive Forums, Professional Services Council, MissionLink, and ACG–National Capital Region. Brian is also the co-founder of wineLAIR, the US presence of the German company wineBANK, a global private membership club for wine aficionados.