Bryan Griffin, Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Griffin, Chief Financial Officer

University of Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration

Short about you/description
As CFO, I strive to collaborate with the stakeholders in our business and help identify the best financial path to expand our vision and execute our strategy.  I have been fortunate to have great mentors in my life and it is important to me to help guide and motivate those around me.  I am excited to be part of an organization that encourages growth and understands the importance of creating opportunities that will enhance the lives and careers of our team.

What does Thruline mean to you?
Thruline is about connecting people to opportunity and employers to talent, enriching lives and community as a result.

What do you like best about Thruline?
The commitment to our team and our clients.  Our culture encourages each of us to reach beyond our comfort zone and provides the support to be successful and get great things done.

What is it about higher education marketing that excites you?
It is often difficult for individuals to see beyond their current circumstance and take steps to explore a new path forward.  Thruline is committed to making learning, and the impact of learning, more easily accessible.

How do you believe education changes lives?
Education builds confidence, allowing you the courage to open doors you may otherwise avoid.

What’s the most fun you have had at work?
Seeing someone achieve a goal or overcome an obstacle that they didn’t feel was possible.

What do you love about Kansas City?
Whether you love sports, the arts, great food or music – KC brings it.  Oh, and did I mention BBQ?

What do you do in your downtime?
Spend time with my family, bicycle or anything outdoors.

Fun Facts

  • Cat or dog?
    Dog.  They are a daily reminder that I need to be the person that they think I am.
  • Ice cream or potato chips?
    Chips – they pair better with BBQ.
  • Star Wars or Star Trek?
    A lightsaber trumps the phaser any day.
  • Real Housewives or Game of Thrones?
    I’ll need time to do some binge watching…or not.
  • Country or rock-n-roll?
    Country, but without the “twang”
  • Favorite quote
    “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein