Brian J. Murphy
Brian, a Latz & Company partner, is a seasoned development professional with more than 20 years experience as a nonprofit consultant and senior advancement leader and manager. As both a consultant and chief development officer, Brian has directed capital campaigns with goals ranging from $2 million to $65 million. During these campaigns, Brian conducted personal solicitations asking for and securing major, leadership and seven and eight figure transformational gifts.
Brian has extensive experience as a non-profit executive serving as Vice President for External Relations at Catholic Theological Union, Chief Development Officer at the Francis W. Parker School, and the Vice President for Development at the Hazelden Foundation in Chicago. In these roles, he not only conducted and oversaw development and external relations activity, he also sat on leadership teams tasked with strategic and operational aspects of the organizations.
After graduating from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Brian had a successful 10-year career in corporate finance and real estate. With a commitment to philanthropy and inspired by volunteer work on various charitable boards, Brian made a career transition to the nonprofit sector in the early 1990s as a consultant focused on capital campaign management and major gift solicitation. His commitment to life-long learning led him to graduate studies in theology where he earned a Master of Arts degree in theology from the Catholic Theological Union in 2005.
Brian brings a unique combination of experience, passion and expertise to his work. He has seen organizations from the outside as a consultant and from the inside as a leader. Utilizing his keen understanding for the financial and organizational business fundamentals, his mission-based view of the organization, and an uncanny ability to connect with individuals and diverse groups, Brian creates and fosters strong collaboration in the pursuit of organizational goals.
In addition to his professional work, Brian pursues opportunities to explore and to promote peace and reconciliation initiatives worldwide, with a particular focus on projects in Native America and Northern Ireland. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys biking, mountain trekking and skiing.