Published 03/27/14

Bryant curriculum boosted Brian Cotter ’95 at Wharton and in his early career

Brian Cotter Some believe it’s reckless to abandon a respected and lucrative career for the unknown. But that decision suited Brian Cotter ’95, who went on in 2008 to become a co-founder of PSG Global Solutions, an offshore recruiting company.

“Bryant’s business focus made it unusual back in the day. Today, it benefits from that heritage."

With some 400 employees across the U.S. and in the Philippines, California-based PSG created a successful business model that recently was lauded by two industry groups for its innovative use of offshore services. “We’ve changed this industry in a short period of time,” notes Cotter.

“Bryant’s business focus made it unusual back in the day. Today, it benefits from that heritage,” says Cotter, who tested out of several first-year MBA classes at Wharton after Bryant’s rigorous preparation. His MBA and experience at Fidelity Investments, Bain and Company, and eTelecare honed his professional skills and judgment and allowed him to create an invaluable cadre of contacts and mentors.

Nevertheless, running your own business is a rollercoaster, he says. Adept at problem solving and navigating PSG’s business cycles, he turns to trusted colleagues to help recruit prospective employees. “Everything starts with having the right people.”


Originallly published in the Winter 2014 Bryant Magazine