All Posts by Brian Beyst

Improving Sales and Operations Planning in a Hyper-Changing Environments

May 02, 2016

Three Steps to Getting a Better Handle on Sales and Operations Planning Sales and Operations Planning as we’ve known it since 1987, has a major pitfall – it is heavily biased toward supply-chain thinking and light on considering the demand side. The if-you-build-it-they-will-come mentality may have worked for businesses … Read More

Make Your Business Intelligence Read Like a Children’s Book

Apr 27, 2016

Business Intelligence Dashboards are like Picture Books for Children When my kids were young I often read books to them at bedtime. It was great fun for all of us. I enjoyed the nuances of how the author cleverly weaved words into an engaging tale that often poked fun … Read More

Three Keys to Corporate Sustainability

Apr 25, 2016

Achieving Sustainability with Corporate Performance Management Sustainability means different things to different people. To some it is an invitation to corporate social and environmental responsibility alongside its financial responsibility to its shareholders. This is the so-called “triple bottom line” concept. To others it means management of governance or social … Read More

How to Improve Your Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting Process

Apr 20, 2016

Business Budgeting Software vs Burger Flipping My first off-campus job as a young undergraduate was flipping burgers at a fast-food restaurant. I was somewhat surprised to learn that the standard operating plan included making a certain number of burgers in advance of the daily rush rather than making the … Read More

Make Your Financial Consolidation Process More Agile

Apr 18, 2016

A Tepid Economy Drives the Need for Financial Consolidation According to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the US economy is continuing to show signs of improvement. Yet the global economy “is clouded by ‘weak growth, no new jobs, no high inflation, still high debt – all those things that … Read More


    Brian Beyst

    Brian Beyst graduated with honors from the Keller School of Management of DeVry University with a Masters in Finance and Accounting Management. He has taught in the private classroom at the high school level and in the public setting at the college level. Prior to earning his MAFM, Brian graduated from Winona State University with a BS in Physics, and later published physics research with NASA. He has more than seventeen years of experience in business and consulting across multiple sectors including construction, real estate, luxury, public relations & marketing, venture capital, and nonprofit management. Currently Brian serves as the executive director of Transformational Opportunities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping meet the financial needs of individuals and families. He and his wife have been married for thirty years and together have three grown children who participate with them in their ongoing entrepreneurial adventures.