When Cultures Mix

Brian Szepkouski

Brian S. Szepkouski


Brian was the chief representative of the New York office for Daido-Hoxan Inc., a Japanese multinational whose core business is industrial and medical gases.  He assumed a concurrent role as head of marketing for a JV created by American-Standard Inc. and Daido-Hoxan.  Brian was later appointed to the position of Executive Director of International Public Relations for Tiffany & Company, where he directed world-wide media events and product placement.  He also served as an in-house protocol expert for the company.

An associate of When Cultures Mix, Brian has a true passion for inspiring individuals and organizations to manage, leverage, and profit from the changes associated with various business cycles.  As a group facilitator, numerous corporations have benefited from his deep insights around situational leadership, management techniques, and critical and effective decision-making styles. Brian has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia.  With a keen knowledge of building effective relationships across borders and cultures, he leads workshops and consults with individuals on developing global leadership skills and team alignment, increasing organizational effectiveness, and harnessing diversity for solid growth.

He holds a MA in International Educations and Human Resource Development from George Washington University; BA in Foreign Languages (German, Japanese, and Spanish) from the University of Redlands (CA).  He also completed intensive courses in languages and linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and international business at Harvard University.