About Colibri Group
Brian Laird is Colibri Group’s chief information officer. In his role, Brian leads a team of experts in building technology for students to complete education and licensure from an intuitive, user-friendly platform.
“It’s exciting to work with a team of great professionals who literally build the software our customers use,” Brian says. “And then to see how that platform has changed customers’ lives — it’s everything.”
When he’s not perfecting Colibri’s online learning platform, Brian is serving his church. As a chairman of his congregation’s elder board, he spends time counseling, mentoring, and volunteering across six locations. Outside of church, he enjoys spending time with family, walking, cycling, and wood-working.
When it comes to Colibri’s core values, Brian favors two in particular: love and teamwork. “If you have great teamwork, you have love. And if you’re loving, you have great teamwork,” he says. “When an individual feels loved and cared for, they’ll contribute more to the team as a whole.”
Prior to Colibri Group, Brian held multiple leadership roles at Apollo Education Group, a provider of higher education programs (including the University of Phoenix). While there, he helped develop and oversee their state-of-the-art technology, utilized by Apollo subsidiaries’ students and customers worldwide.
Brian holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.