Brian Sprague is the Chief Financial Officer of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. In this role he works with firm management on business planning, profitability, growth targets and overall financial operations. He is responsible for accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, tax, billing and collections.
Mr. Sprague has worked in the legal industry for the past 11 years at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he served as Director of Financial Reporting & Analysis. In this role, Mr. Sprague led S&C’s accounting, financial planning & analysis, and financial systems groups. He worked together with his teams on maintaining proper accounting policies and procedures, proactively responding to the analytical needs of senior management and managing the ongoing financial software development efforts of the firm. Prior to this role, he was head of financial planning, where he improved the quality and timeliness of analysis and financial systems for the firm.
Before his time at Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Sprague worked at Citigroup in a number of finance roles throughout various parts of the organization, including the global derivatives group, global consumer banking operations & technology, the bank’s internet efforts and its Latin America division. Mr. Sprague has his MBA from New York University.