Joshua I. Brier
Chief Operating Officer
As the Chief Operating Officer at GYL Financial Synergies, Josh has a key role in developing operating policies and implementing strategy for the firm. Josh’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm’s multiple locations, including providing financial, operational, and strategic oversight. He also acts as a liaison for many of our external vendors.
Josh’s work has been recognized by the financial services industry and business community. In 2016, he was honored as a 40-Under-40 Award recipient by the Greater Mystic, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area, and Greater Norwich Area Chambers of Commerce, in addition to The Day publication. He was recognized for demonstrating excellence to his profession through leadership, commitment, and service to the region. Josh has served on numerous local non-profit organization boards and committees and has been a professional mentor and resource for countless individuals and organizations.
Prior to joining GYL Financial Synergies, Josh was the Chief Executive Officer for a credit union in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, He has worked in the financial services industry for two decades, with most of that time in the greater-New England geography. Josh graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the New England College of Business.
When he isn’t working, Josh can be found attending dance and sporting practices for his three children or taking advantage of the many enjoyable things to do in greater-Hartford with his wife and family.