Brian Beaird

EVP CHRO at UMB Financial Corporation

Brian Beaird has a diverse work experience spanning several years. Brian began their career at American Century Investments in 1998, where they held various roles in human resources. Brian was responsible for developing talent strategies aligned with business goals and ensuring compliance with employment regulations. Additionally, they played a key role in implementing a new HRIS system and managing employee hiring volumes and budgetary decisions. In 2009, Beaird joined UMB Bank, where they held several senior leadership positions. Brian focused on driving organizational talent and cultural practices and developed a comprehensive growth strategy based on market potential. Brian also transformed the HR business partner role into a strategic function, strengthening the relationship between HR and senior management. Beaird has expertise in compensation design, leadership succession, organizational development, and employee engagement. Brian'scontributions have been instrumental in driving the success of the organizations they have worked with.

Brian Beaird earned an MBA and MHRM in Business Administration and Management from Webster University between 2002 and 2004. Prior to that, they completed a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business/Corporate Communications at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2011 to 2013, they attended the Graduate School of Banking Colorado, although the degree name and field of study are unspecified.


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    November, 2019 - present

  • SVP Director Associate Experience & Reward


  • SVP Director Compensation And HR Systems


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