Executive Business Adviser
My vision is to elevate and inspire all business owners to increase sales, personal net worth and personal time away from the office. By implementing the right systems, business executives free themselves of distractions, increase their efficiency and effectiveness, and make their dreams a reality.
I was introduced to the business world when I was 10. My dad passed away and the family needed money, so I went to each local business every day after school asking them if they needed any help. Within a few months, I started working for a small business retailer. After being promoted from shipping clerk to head buyer and then sales trainer within 3 years, I realized I had an innate knowledge of business. As many others do, I worked full-time while attending Bentley College. I
graduated with a dual degree in Computer Information Systems and Accountancy. Directly from college, I went to work for a two-partner CPA firm until I was recruited by one of the “Big 8” accounting firms. In both firms, I worked with small to medium-sized business owners. The one common thread all business owners shared was that they were looking for more. They felt frustrated that no one listened to their business needs and no one understood their fears. They felt alone and frustrated that working harder did not yield better results. They would lose sleep at night worrying about employee issues, leadership, and coming too close when doing payroll.
My experience then took me in several directions, serving as Chief Financial Officer for some companies and Chief Risk Officer for
others. Working with startup companies to Fortune 100 companies, I perfected my leadership roles while serving in several capacities. I developed time-proven systems while working on preventing bankruptcy sales, developing exit strategies, and legacy planning to name a few. These systems relieve the stress from the business owner, help them remain accountable and on task while moving their businesses forward. I have had my share of successes over the years, as well as systems that didn’t work. I have spent the better part of the last 4½ decades working in business on different levels and in a variety of industries.
I have been called the "found money guy" as I have a knack for finding missed, sustainable income and overlooked opportunities.
Stu Briefer, Certified Business Adviser
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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"I love that Stuart took the time to learn about me, my partner and my business before presenting an insightful strategic plan that was ultimately responsible for 250% growth."
- Brett L
"When our backs were against the wall, we didn't know where to turn for help. I was up almost every night worried about our practice and business loans. Fortunately, we'd heard about Stu and Executive Business Adviser. From our first meeting, we knew our business was in caring, capable hands. I got my first complete night’s sleep in over 18 months."
- Vivian I.
"Stuart is one of the most hardworking and loyal people I have had the pleasure to work with. He is well rounded and has great business acumen. His ability to assess situations and immediately identify issues and develop solutions has always made him an asset in all strategic meetings. There wasn't a department that he couldn't oversee. Stuart is certainly one in a million and any company working with him would be lucky."
- Karen M.