People

Bryan Mason – Principal

Mr. Mason founded the firm in 2008 in New Jersey and moved its domicile to Rhode Island in 2014.  Mr. Mason brings over thirty years of corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experience in a variety of industries.  He possess skills in general business management, analysis, strategy development, marketing, finance/budgeting, operations, pricing optimization, workflow optimization, process reengineering, project management, and information technology.  He has a proven track record of leveraging his experience in new situations.

Experience

Before forming Apollo, Mr. Mason was a Senior Vice President and Program Manager at Citibank.  He was brought in as an IT Management Consultant to assess the challenges facing the continued development and deployment of a new $109 Million state of the art retail banking system and then subsequently hired to affect a turnaround which was accomplished over a three and a half year period.

Previous to Citibank, Mr. Mason was President and CEO for ten years of Newport Software Corporation, a full service technology advisory and software development company.  At Newport Software, he managed the consulting, sales and other functions of the company.  On behalf of clients, he personally managed large and complex software development projects, provided interim management of systems organizations and advised on matters of technology strategy.

Prior to Newport Software, Mr. Mason was a Vice President of Application Development in the financial services industry.  Prior to that, Mr. Mason was co-founder of Interactive Financial Services Corporation which developed an innovative portfolio management and trading system for money management firms.

Previous to Interactive, Mr. Mason was the Chief Information Officer at two financial services companies, the first of which he attained at the age of 31.

Mr. Mason began his career as an Economist, where he worked on a comprehensive econometric model of the U.S. economy and developed extensive financial and business models of companies in many different industries.

Education

M.A. in Economics, New York University

B.A. in Economics, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Scrum Master® (CSM).

Volunteering

Mr. Mason was a Volunteer Mentor for the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RI-CIE).  RI-CIE was a public-private partnership with Brown University to help Rhode Island-based entrepreneurs, researchers and existing companies effect the commercialization of their ideas.  This was accomplished by providing incubation space, mentoring by experts in their field and with assistance to obtain capitalization.

Professional Memberships

Institute of Management Consultants USA

Association for Strategic Planning

Ocean State Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Scrum Alliance