Brian Marrinan is the Managing Partner of Journey Partners, using his passion for developing people to enable organisations to reimagine their approach to talent. Brian has extensive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors bringing a fresh approach to corporate culture, diversity and talent development. Brian has unique experience of working on both sides of the employer – employee dynamic. He spent years working with individuals in transition at the top 100 ranked business school, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Brian established and led the Career & Skills Development department, winning two international awards for his contribution to the field. More importantly, however, he worked with programme participants ranging from pre-experience graduates through to C-Level executives on MSc, MBA and Executive Development programmes, listening to their hopes and expectations of employers. Here he started to understand the increasing levels of divergence between employee expectations and what they were experiencing in organisations. It gave Brian a unique insight into the elements which added up to low engagement, as well as those that increased that connection with employers and leaders. Brian also has a background in executive search where he started to understand the challenges organisations had in presenting a compelling offering which attracted the right candidates. On the employer side, Brian has helped organisations to create different experiences, whether that be establishing an innovative, brand new leadership development programme while in a role as head of talent development at the global professional services firm EY, supporting a large change management programme in the insurance industry in London when the organisation was rebranding and creating global synergies, or through supporting IT driven organisational change in a government department in the UAE. Brian has chaired a major international conference on the intersection of employers and talent. He has been a director of two registered charities, Relationships Ireland and AHECS, and is a projects assessor for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. He is a mentor to start-up companies in the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and other incubation centres and supervises masters level theses of students at Dublin City University. Brian has a BSc in business information systems from University College Cork, a diploma in psychology from Dublin Business School, a diploma in coaching from Kingston College and an MBA from University College Dublin.