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Brian Niles 05Ox 07B


Director, Retail Innovation Hub
Bridgestone
Nashville, Tennessee

Brian Niles is a natural builder, driven by a deep passion for guiding organizations, teams, and departments on their journey to growth and achievement. With more than 15 years of experience spanning a range of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Niles embarked on his career at General Electric, where he underwent rigorous financial training. He went on to establish multiple companies, including a consumer products firm that witnessed exceptional growth, soaring from $15 million to over $120 million in less than three years. Currently, Niles is focused on a pivotal project with Bridgestone's retail business, where he is instrumental in building a retail innovation hub that is set to shape the future of the automotive aftermarket service industry.

Beyond his professional career, he is a dedicated volunteer, offering his guidance to entrepreneurs navigating the challenges of the start-up world. He has also pursued several side ventures, ranging from tech companies to a men's underwear brand. In his personal life, Niles finds joy in spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their two young children, Hank and Elle.