Brian Trybend is SAE Industry Technologies Consortia's Secretary/Treasurer and SAE International's Chief Financial Officer. Trybend is responsible for leading all aspects of Finance, including strategy, policy, treasury, accounting, compliance, financial planning and analysis, and investment oversight.
With respect to investments, Trybend works directly with the SAE Finance Committee and Investment Advisor to oversee the Enterprise's investment portfolio of more than $140M. He is a key member of SAE's strategy team and has been instrumental in developing strategic plans and annual business plans for the SAE Group. In addition, he has led many acquisition efforts and also played a key role in establishing SAE's global operations in China.
Trybend has over 25 years of for-profit and non-profit experience, both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining SAE in June 2000, he worked in public accounting, providing both audit and tax services to a diverse client base including individuals, for profit, not for profit, and governmental entities. After public accounting, he moved into a lead tax position with a multi-billion-dollar health system and then held a similar role with a multi-billion-dollar power generation company. In both roles, his focus was on mergers and acquisitions. Trybend received his B.A. degree in accounting from Washington and Jefferson College and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives (PSAE), the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).