Brian Teague serves as vice president of SmithBucklin’s Financial Management & Accounting Services (FMAS). With more than 21 years of experience serving in financial management and analytical roles, Brian is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial management of all SmithBucklin client organizations in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. office locations.
Brian provides timely and accurate financial information to clients, as well as best practices in all aspects of financial management, including financial analyses supporting strategic decision making, short-term and long-term cash forecasting and establishment and use of reserves. In addition to leading the FMAS team, Brian also manages SmithBucklin’s Client Statistics and Analytics group.
Brian joined SmithBucklin in 2007 as senior manager, FMAS. In 2009, he began serving as the corporate treasurer of SmithBucklin, responsible for managing SmithBucklin’s corporate and client banking relationships, managing the company’s cash flow requirements and debt compliance, and supporting the Employee Stock Ownership Plan’s (ESOP’s) internal market process. During his tenure with SmithBucklin, Brian has played a critical role in several key initiatives, including the 2010 restructuring of the company’s commercial debt and the assimilation and financial management of our acquisitions.
Prior to joining SmithBucklin in 2007, Brian served as a senior financial analyst with Abbott Laboratories, where he prepared and analyzed financial statements for Abbott’s $1.8 billion Global Research & Development division. Previously, he worked for 10 years in various financial management capacities for Navistar Financial Corporation, where he assisted the company’s treasurer in evaluating funding proposals for the sale of asset-backed receivables, securitizations, sale leaseback transactions, commercial paper and other funding strategies for a $4.5 billion portfolio.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Loyola University Chicago and is a graduate of the SmithBucklin Leadership Learning Forum.