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Brian Wagner

BWCA board Member

As a community leader and humble servant with a strong desire to give back, Brian Wagner focuses on helping individuals and organizations unlock their growth potential, and is passionate for Innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and the Packaging Industry he has served for over 30 years. He co-founded PTIS – a global consultancy in 2000, and DEPTH Speaking in 2018. He and his team have advised over 300 Fortune 500 and Forbes 1000 companies through innovation, strategic organizational work as well as developing new growth and productivity initiatives.

Wagner is a John Maxwell certified business coach and mentor, as well as a frequent speaker at corporate events, seminars and sales meetings.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging from Michigan State University (MSU), and supports academics through the PTIS Founders Packaging Endowment at MSU, and mentoring at Cal Poly’s Business School and at Arizona State University as executive-in-residence at the WP Carey MBA Executive Connections program. 

Brian currently holds board positions with Big Water Creative Arts, APEX Academy and The ARK (At Risk Kids) Angel Network. He is a member of the Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Club, and active in the Petoskey Regional Chamber. Brian also serves as a mentor for the Leadership Little Traverse program.

Brian and his wife Dawn reside in Petoskey, MI.