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Brian Sperling, Ph.D

Director

Defense

Huntsville, AL

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Brian Sperling is a director and the lead for our U.S. Army business in Huntsville, AL. He also serves as a senior subject-matter specialist to advanced analytics programs across the Department of Defense (DoD). Brian has more than 30 years of combined military and industry experience in strategic planning and leadership, management of change, performance, and risk, and Operations Research.

As a skilled strategist with extensive experience and education in systems engineering, operational research, and strategic studies, he transforms leadership’s visions and plans into practical solutions. His collaborative and innovative approaches combine multiple analytical and organizational change methodologies to yield significant and sustainable improvements to performance and cost.

Brian started his career as an attack helicopter pilot and then transitioned in Operations Research. He served as the Operations Analysis Branch Chief at the Combat Readiness Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at USMA, Operations Analysis Branch Chief in the U.S. Army Pacific, Military Director of the Center for Army Analysis, and the Deputy Director of the Resource and Analysis Directorate (J8) in Central Command. Brian has led projects across multiple domains with a focus on improving decision-making processes for senior leaders to achieve their strategy, refining organizational processes to sustainably enhance effectiveness and efficiency, and establishing effective performance management systems to drive continuous improvement.

Education
Ph.D, Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Operations Analysis, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
M.S., Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base
Certifications
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, United States Department of Defense
Membership and Activity Information
COL (Ret), US Army
Founder and President, Collectibles for Christ

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