As Managing Director Mr. Coutu is responsible for firm strategy, business development and overall client relations. Brian established Bullpen in 2006 as a boutique consultancy focused primarily on risk & compliance strategy and internal controls. Under Brian's leadership Bullpen has expanded its customer base and core consulting services to include outsourced internal audit, operational process improvement, financial and SEC reporting support. Brian's expertise in data utilization and application development has also spurred new offerings through Bullpen's "Custom Solutions".
Prior to Bullpen Brian led effective Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs at two Fortune 500 organizations, The Gillette Company and Fisher Scientific International ("Fisher"). Brian also served as Fisher's Audit Director, held senior financial, operational and systems (SAP) integrations positions for Gillette and served as Controller for venture-backed OneCore Financial Network. Brian began his career in KPMG's Audit Practice.
Brian holds a BSBA from Merrimack College.
As Director Mr. Campbell is primarily responsible for client engagement execution and new business development. Over his 20+ year professional career Craig has worked extensively with public companies building deep knowledge of SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements while also being directly involved in dozens of strategic business transactions from straightforward acquisitions to complex public to private spin-offs.
Craig's experience includes nine years of "Big 4" public accounting with Ernst & Young and KPMG and industry roles including Director of Accounting for GenRad, Inc., Controller & Treasurer for Coriolis Networks, Inc., Managing Director for boutique consultancy Zimmerman & Company, VP Finance & Controller for NaviSite, Inc. and most recently Chief Accounting Officer for Accellent, Inc.
Craig holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts
As Director Mr. Hickox is responsible for successfully managing all aspects of individual client engagements. Robert's expertise includes Sarbanes Oxley readiness & on-going maintenance programs, business process improvement projects, acquisition & divestiture accounting and reporting, and SEC reporting.
Robert brings over 13 years of client service and industry experience. Prior to Bullpen Robert owned and operated Ox Consulting Group, LLC and also served as a Senior Manager for CFGI, a Boston based consulting firm. Earlier in his career Robert held Internal Audit management roles with Talbots and in the assurance and advisory practice at Ernst & Young LLP.
Robert received a Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting at Salve Regina University