Prior to joining Building Champions, Barriage served for nearly a decade as the CEO and President of Premier Equipment, a 10-store John Deere dealer in Ontario, Canada with more than 300 employees. Premier Equipment was created when Barriage successfully led the merger of two separate John Deere dealerships, including Elmira Farm Service where he held the position of General Manager for six years.
During his tenure, Brett was able to grow overall revenue by nearly 410%, with post-merger growth from $150M in 2012 to $245M in 2019. Key operational achievements include reducing expenses from 13.6% to 11.8% and purchasing, constructing and managing a brand-new $8M corporate office and facility. Under his leadership, the company developed its own internal leadership assessment and launched Premier Leadership University to prioritize development. It revitalized their performance management system through a focus on coaching leadership.
Barriage’s experiences will benefit Building Champions, in his role as a CEO Mentor, as he will share insights and experiences to help other hungry leaders find their own path to greater levels of success and fulfillment.
“Leadership is not about how many direct reports you have but about who you are responsible to connect with, influence and inspire,” said Barriage of his leadership belief in which he grounds his mentoring and coaching.
“To be around Brett you can’t help but be motivated and inspired by his enthusiasm,” said Jonathan Rogers, Vice-President Principal Coach at Building Champions, of new hire Barriage.
To learn more about CEO Mentorship services with Barriage, contact Building Champions, Inc.