Brian Dobis Managing Director, PittsburghExpertise:
Commercial Banking, Market Leader - Pittsburgh, PA

BA, magna cum laude, Marietta College

MBA, with honors, University of Pittsburgh


Brian is a Managing Director at Lazear Capital and oversees the Pittsburgh office of the firm.  Brian has 20 years of commercial banking and capital markets expertise.  His experience includes serving as director of all commercial banking for a $9B+ community bank, which covered five metropolitan markets in the Midwest. Throughout his career, executing complex mergers and acquisitions and creating successful ownership outcomes has become the backbone of his professional reputation.

​His banking background has allowed Brian the opportunity to work hand in hand with hundreds of middle market businesses across a wide array of industries.  This broad experience set affords him unique perspective on marketplace dynamics and positions him perfectly to serve as trusted advisor during ownership transition events.

​Brian received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Marietta College.  He completed his MBA, with honors, from the University of Pittsburgh.

​He is a native of Pittsburgh and currently resides in Canonsburg, PA with his wife and two children.

If you had to pick three words that best represents Lazear’s culture, what would they be, and why? 

Innovative- Lazear invests substantive resources in solution creation that unlock value for our clients. We welcome new ideas and strive for continuous improvement.

Collaborative – Lazear has a roster of professionals with diverse backgrounds that bring unique perspectives and expertise on every transaction that we touch. The use of a team approach helps ensure optimal client outcomes.

Engaging- employees at Lazear are encouraged to grow and evolve. This support allows employees to deliver best in class results for clients.

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