The 2017 Rising Stars of the Profession: Josiah Brand

Brand_AlixPartnersJosiah Brand 

AlixPartners Excellence in Client Service Age: 33

Josiah Brand is a Director in the Turnaround and Re-structuring Services group of AlixPartners. He is passionately committed to client service and he gives his all to his work, clients, and colleagues.

Ask him about his proudest accomplishment and he says: “I have very much enjoyed the diversity in my career up to this point,” Brand says. “The opportunity I’ve had to work with a wide variety of people and help solve problems in both the business and military context is something for which I am quite grateful.”

Clients have complimented his ability to build positive, trusting relationships. He effectively anticipates potential challenges and has a natural curiosity that keeps him learning and eagerly addressing new challenges. He says what excites him most about a consulting career is that he gets “to help solve urgent problems for clients and the fact that the better I am the more problems there are to solve.”

He joined AlixPartners in 2013. Previously, he served as a combat engineer platoon commander in the United States Marines Corps for four years.  During that time, he served in Indonesia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, East Timor and Iraq.

“I feel like my military training and experience have been very helpful in shaping the way I approach team building and problem solving,” Brand says. “A leader can never go wrong by establishing a desired end state and clearly articulating a task and purpose to his/her team. We are all so much more productive when we know why we are doing what we have been asked to do and what the ultimate goal is.”

When it comes to the fact that Brand is one of the Rising Stars, he says: “I certainly appreciate the recognition as it gives me an opportunity to reflect on where I am and reminds me to thank everyone that has helped me get here.”

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