Bluewater is thrilled to announce the addition of Brian Bucher as its new Chief Financial Officer [press release]. With an extensive background in finance, accounting, and operations spanning over 25 years, Brian brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Bluewater. His appointment marks an exciting milestone for the company as it continues to strengthen its financial stability and operational efficiency.
A Distinguished Career
Brian’s career is highlighted by his accomplishments and leadership roles across various industries, including healthcare, capital services, and manufacturing. Prior to joining Bluewater, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at Centria Healthcare, where he played a vital role in driving financial growth and operational efficiency. Brian’s strategic initiatives resulted in substantial business expansion, improved margins, and enhanced efficiency through the implementation of technology.
Before his tenure at Centria Healthcare, Brian held several senior financial positions at Aetna/CVS and General Electric. Throughout his career, he successfully managed sizable budgets, led finance teams, and formulated corporate digital and marketing strategies. Brian’s ability to develop strategic plans and translate them into actionable results, along with his talent for nurturing and cultivating talent, has been recognized within the organizations he has served.
An Exciting New Chapter for Bluewater
John Tracy, CEO of Bluewater, expressed his enthusiasm for Brian Bucher’s appointment, stating,
“We are thrilled to welcome Brian as our new Chief Financial Officer. His remarkable financial acumen and operational expertise make him a perfect fit for our organization. I’m confident that his strategic vision and disciplined approach will further enhance our financial stability and operational efficiency, enabling us to capitalize on emerging opportunities and achieve our long-term goals.”
Brian’s academic accomplishments further bolster his qualifications for the CFO role. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he specialized in marketing analytics, statistics, and finance. Additionally, he earned a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Administration, focusing on finance and accounting. Brian’s continuous pursuit of knowledge and professional development is evident through his Master Black Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.
With his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Brian expressed his excitement to support Bluewater:
“I am excited to join the Bluewater team and look forward to leveraging my experiences to contribute to the company’s ongoing success,” said Bucher. “I’m eager to drive strategic growth, increase efficiencies, and support Bluewater’s commitment to innovative solutions for its clients.”
Brian will be based at Bluewater headquarters office in Wixom, MI starting on July 17th.