Brian Flanagan

About the Author

Brian Flanagan is the regional talent director for Mars Inc. in North America and a member of its global talent team. He joined Mars from Johnson & Johnson, where he was the director of HR Planning & Capabilities and the director/talent management for the DePuy Medical Devices franchise before that. He is Canadian and came to the U.S. with Novartis AG where he held the position of executive director of global staffing for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Prior to this role at Novartis, he held leadership positions in talent management and organizational development for Novartis’ North American and Canadian businesses.

Prior to Novartis, he worked for the Toronto University Health Network, as Director of Organization and Employee Development. He also has significant human resources generalist experience, working in the telecommunications and oil industries in Canada. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal and Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto. He lives in New Jersey with his partner and their two golden retrievers.