Brian Shanahan, CEO
Brian Shanahan is the CEO and founder of Plésona and the main advisor. After training to be an accountant, Brian has spent more than 26 years in management consultancy. During that period he was responsible at various stages for sales and marketing, product development and human development as well as being an operational consultant. In 2012, Brian started Informita, a working capital and procurement consultancy. In parallel, Brian has acted as a business advisor and coach to a number of friends at various stages of their businesses development. As part of that process, Brian has helped a number of smaller businesses to establish themselves and grow.
In the media, Brian has been quoted many times in the financial press in such publications as The Financial Times, CFO Magazine Belgium, CFO World, The Manufacturer, The Grocer, Finance Director, Euromoney, Accountancy Age, Financial-i and The Evening Standard. He has also appeared on CNBC Europe’s Power Lunch and is the author of five booklets that are all available on Amazon.com: The Working Capital Handbook, The Procurement Leader's Handbook, Working Capital - What Next?, Achieving Change and Working Capital - In Pursuit of Zero. You can hear Brian as one half of The Working Capitalists Podcast. Brian is also a regular presenter and moderator at various business networking conferences.