The Trailblazer That is Brian Bonar

Who is Brian Bonar?

Brian Bonar is a successful financier from San Diego who has a background in engineering. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Engineering from James Watt Technical College and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stafford University. He also has a Ph.D in International Business Development Studies from Stafford University. He has a great track record in management and his specialty is in mergers and acquisitions and he is also skilled in the new business development and finding venture funding.

Career Journey

His career journey started in 1985 in IBM as a procurement manager whereby he outsourced motherboards for the personal computers used in the company. He left IBM and took up a position as a Director of Engineering for QMS whereby he was successful in managing a team of engineers in software and hardware development. He has also served in leadership positions in companies like AMS Outsourcing, Adaptec, Daldara Financial Corporation and Rastek Corporation.

Investments

Brian Bonor is truly a serious investor. He has a diverse investment portfolio and besides founding and acquiring companies he has also invested in various industries which include retail, aviation, education and various family businesses. He also has a chain of restaurants called Bellamy’s.

Skills

Besides mergers, acquisitions, and venture capitalism, Brian Bonar also has a knack for startups; in September 1994 he founded his own company Bezier Systems. He also founded AMS Outsourcing in May 2006 and Daldara financial systems in 1999. Currently, he is the CEO and Chairman of Trucept which he founded in 2011.He is also a consultant on matters; debit cards, tax policy formulation, tax deferment benefits, issues concerning payrolls and insurance matters and he is also sought after to provide solutions to complex corporate matters due to his vast experience in management.

Trucept, Inc

Truecept is a company whose core business is providing Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to companies. Their key products are HR Services, Employee Benefits, Administration and Risk Management. It provides tailored human resources, employee benefits, and payroll solution services to startups and various professional services companies. Truecept has catered to more than 900 companies and greatly benefited these companies and due to outsourcing, these companies have managed to concentrate on their core businesses.

Accomplishments

Over the years Brian Bonar has been successful in managing companies in various sectors and his track record is proof of this. He has been named the Cambridge Who’s Who Executive of the year in finance due to his accomplishments, leadership abilities, and academic achievements. He has shown great leadership in managing teams and excellence in whatever he puts his mind to. He is not only a visionary he is a trailblazer.

Susan McGalla, On The Cutting Edge Of Women In Leadership

Statistically, companies with gender and ethnic diversity tend to outperform companies that are not. This is due to the fact that these companies tend to have multiple perspectives that they can take advantage of. This trend, however, is very slowly trying to gain momentum, but many high-level positions are still held by men in the S&P 500 companies.

Susan McGalla is a woman who is challenging the status quo and making great strides in her leadership roles. She is the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She also served as president of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. where she excelled through the company ranks to become president of the entire company. With these accomplishments and much more, she has created a dialogue about the role of women in leadership.

 

Women have many resources available to them today such as networks and initiatives but these are only part of the solution. Networking and taking part in initiatives to change the status quo is not working and there need to be some changes. There needs to be more mentorship and executive sponsorship that allows women the chance to participate in high-level assignments and taking on responsibilities within a company that can help them gain the leadership roles that they seek. This is one way that Susan McGalla states women can gain leadership roles within organizations and it is how she was able to make great strides in her roles as president of high profile companies. Companies that participate in a mentorship or executive sponsorship program can help their companies become more gender and ethnically diverse which statistics have proven that these types of companies outperform those that are not.

 

Susan McGalla received her Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Mount Union College and has had various leadership positions throughout her career. She began her career with the Joseph Horne Company in various managerial and marketing positions from 1986 until 1994, after which she joined American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. McGalla left American Eagle in January 2009 to become a private consultant for the financial investment and retail industries. She now holds her current position as Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.