Brian R. Evans
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Brian R. Evans joined The GEO Group in 2000 and has over 20 years of business management experience. Since joining the company, Mr. Evans has served in increasingly senior business management positions including as Vice President of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller and was named The GEO Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2009.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Evans is responsible for the overall financial management of The GEO Group and its subsidiaries and the company’s acquisition and growth initiatives. Since joining the company, Mr. Evans has overseen significant financial growth and shareholder value creation. Since 2000, The GEO Group has more than tripled its revenues to over $1.5 billion in 2013, and the company’s market capitalization has grown more than fourteen-fold to $2.4 billion.
During his tenure at The GEO Group, Mr. Evans has been instrumental in successfully executing the company's strategy for two secondary public offerings of equity; the execution of multiple financing transactions including the issuance of $1.2 billion in high yield bonds; and the successful completion of major business transactions including the acquisitions of Correctional Services Corporation in 2005, CentraCore Properties Trust in 2007, Cornell Companies in 2010, and BI Incorporated in 2011. Mr. Evans was also instrumental in The GEO Group’s conversion to a Real Estate Investment Trust in 2013.
Prior to joining The GEO Group, Mr. Evans worked for Arthur Andersen LLP as a Manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Group from 1994 until joining GEO. During his tenure at Arthur Andersen, Mr. Evans supervised the financial statement audits of both public and private companies and city and county governments. From 1990 until 1994, Mr. Evans served as an Officer in the Supply Corps of the United States Navy and was assigned to the USS Monterey in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Evans graduated in 1990 from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Mr. Evans is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in South Florida with his wife Tara and their four children.
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