Dr. Roger Brinner is a Partner and Chief Economist of The Parthenon Group, a global strategic advisory firm headquartered in Boston with additional offices in London, Mumbai and San Francisco. Dr. Brinner is well known as an expert economist and articulate analyst of the United States and international economies.
Dr. Brinner counsels corporate and government clients on economic issues specifically relating to their strategies, market growth, pricing and equity valuation. Corporations with long-term advisory relationships with Dr. Brinner have included Anheuser Busch, ARCO, Catterton Partners, Chrysler, Cooper Industries, Dow Chemical, Emerson Electric, Exxon, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, GTE, J.M. Huber, Louis Dreyfus Corporation, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, Textron, and Thomson Corporation. Government advisory relationships have included the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the U.S. Cabinet Departments of Treasury, Energy, Commerce and Defense. He has testified frequently before Congress on budget policy, inflation, and growth issues, and he is often quoted in the media. His career includes senior positions at respected business, academic, and government institutions. During his recent years with Parthenon, Dr. Brinner was simultaneously a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; earlier he was an economics professor at Harvard University. He served at the White House as Senior Staff Economist in the Council of Economic Advisers, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. For over two decades, Dr. Brinner led the pre-eminent economic research organization, Data Resources (DRI), as a senior operating executive and chief economist.
Dr. Brinner received a Bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Board memberships have included Paul Revere Insurance, the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Concord Coalition, the National Association of Business Economists, and Kalamazoo College.
The Parthenon Group is a leading advisory firm focused on strategy consulting with offices in Boston, London, Mumbai, and San Francisco. Since its inception in 1991, the firm has embraced a unique approach to strategic advisory services built on long-term client relationships, a willingness to share risk, an entrepreneurial spirit, and customized insights. This unique approach has established the firm as the strategic advisor of choice for CEOs and business leaders of Global 1000 corporations, highpotential growth companies, private equity firms, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations.