Brian M. Carney is Rivada Networks' Senior Vice President for Corporate Comminications of Rivada Networks. He is the co-author with Prof. Isaac Getz of "Freedom, Inc." (Crown Business, 2009), also published in French as “Liberte & Cie,” by Fayard and reprinted by Flammarion.

Brian was a member of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board from 2004-2014 and editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe’s editorial page from 2004-2005 and 2009-2014. His interview with Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was included in the Columbia Journalism Review's "Best Business Writing 2012."

In 2009, Brian won the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, America’s most prestigious business-journalism prize, for his coverage of the financial crisis. In 2003, he received the Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism for his writings on the European economy.

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