Timothy Brier, Class of 1965

Tim is a member of Farrell’s first graduating class – and, as he likes to point out – the starting catcher on the school’s first varsity baseball team.  Following his graduation from Farrell, he went on to study at Marist College, and graduated in 1969.

As a young man, Tim was so smitten with flying that he used to take dates to watch planes land and take off when he was growing up in Dongan Hills.  It is not surprising that he later went on to embark on a career in the airline business.

Tim is a longtime Internet, technology and travel services veteran, including time spent as President of CAP Systems, a U.S. company that provides affinity and customized marketing programs to the travel industry.  From 1990 to 1995 he was Vice President of Marketing for Continental Airlines. Prior to that, Mr. Brier was Vice President of Market Planning for Pan American World Airways and Vice President of Marketing for TWA.  During his tenure at TWA, he was Managing Director for the airline’s UK and Ireland operations.

In 1998, Brier went dot-com and cofounded and became President of Priceline Travel, a division of Priceline.com, the e-commerce company that enables its customers to name their own low price for airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, long-distance telephone service, and groceries.   With his thorough understanding of the airline industry’s complex pricing policies, Brier was the ideal person to explain to carriers how they, as suppliers, would benefit from the new venture.

Tim is also intimately familiar to life outside the U.S.  For years, he was the point man for Priceline’s joint venture in Hong Kong and Australia.  In addition, he his wife, Pat lived in London for a time when he was Chairman of Priceline.com Europe.

Busy as he is, he always remembers Msgr. Farrell  and the residents of Staten Island.  After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Brier was quick to send a generous donation to the school’s Sandy Relief Fund to aid the Farrell families who were victimized by the terrible storm.