Dr. Charles Bierbrier is a business consultant, professor, and public speaker. He has a wealth of hands-on business experience which he leverages with his expertise in organizational development. A well-versed public speaker, Dr. Bierbrier has presented at many conferences and panels. He has also been featured in several magazines, television, and radio shows. Dr. Bierbrier teaches business courses at Concordia University (John Molson School of Business), and Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Dr. Bierbrier founded a Montreal based craft brewery in 2005. Under his leadership, the company's operations expanded to Toronto, and Chicago. He developed, brought to market, and grew a portfolio of premium beer brands for close to 15 years. The flagship brands included Bierbrier Premium Ale and Bierbrier Pilsner Lager. Several beer brands were also developed for well known restaurant groups including Joe Beef - Joe Beef Special Pils, Burgundy Lion - Bishop's Special Bitter (BSB), and L'Orignal - L'Orignal Lager. The company's distribution included national supermarkets, provincial liquor stores, bars, and restaurants. In 2019 a strategic decision was made to exit the brewing industry.
Dr. Bierbrier enjoys sharing his entrepreneurial experiences and knowledge. He served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Concordia University from 2017 to 2021 where he conducted lectures, participated in on-campus activities, and acted as a mentor to students.
Dr. Bierbrier is also a Gen Z researcher and scholar. His Doctoral dissertation was entitled "Work Value Preferences of Generation Z in the United States." Dr. Bierbrier continues to examine Gen Z in the workplace and the implications for HR practitioners and organizational leaders. Dr. Bierbrier provides consulting services to organizations wishing to better understand their multigenerational workforce, including Gen Z recruitment, motivation, and retention strategies.
Dr. Bierbrier earned a Doctor of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University, a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University. He also completed a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School Online. Dr. Bierbrier is active and involved in his community. He provides his leadership and expertise on the boards of several non-profit and community organizations.