To understand Brian Bonar and what he does requires much effort. Bonar is defined as a Financial Executive, but that does not tell you anything about what he does. Bonar appears to demand attention and for people to follow his effort.
When I reviewed his life, his energy, his priorities, his extensive business acumen and his business creativity in the food industry, I agreed with a commentator who compared Brian Bonar to the Wolf of Wall Street. Bonar is a person that you either follow his lead or get out of his way, and this is a positive review of his life.
Brian Bonar attended the James Watt Technical College between 1963 and 1969 where he specialized in mechanical engineering. Bonar earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, an MBA and a Ph.D. from Staffordshire University.
In a nutshell, Bonar trained as a mechanical engineer, has extensive knowledge in marketing, created innovative sales techniques, is an expert in lead generations, instigated mergers and acquisition, a financial leader of numerous productive companies, raised venture capital and improved corporate systems.
To say that Brian Bonar’s career resembled a whirlwind is an understatement. As an entrepreneur, business and financial advisor, CEO, VP, President and founder he has involved with, at the minimum, 31 corporations.
Bonar’s business interests transcend his role as strictly a financial executive. He was the CEO of Imaging Technologies Corporation that specialized in imaging technology which developed color management software.
As the VP of Sales and Marketing for Rastek Corporation, he specialized in color and monochrome printing equipment. He was employed by Adaptec Inc., a laser printer company.
However, it was Bonar’s genius as a Financial Advisor and creative manager that has placed him at the top of his profession. His corporate role, for which he relished, was to create added value by his presence and management style.
Corporate profits and efficiency are streamlined by creating sophisticated solutions for office systems and improving administrative services.
According to Bloomberg, Brian Bonar’s strategy was to use mergers and acquisitions to create value and to improve overall corporate performance by marketing management services. With Bonar’s efforts, AITEC acquired Source One Group, Inc., a professional employer organization (PEO).
This acquisition not only diversified AITEC to serve medium-sized businesses requiring payroll and human resource services, but it also provided AITEC additional revenues of approximately $40 million. Also, PEO’s are a growing business management service.
In an 180 degree turn, Brian Bonar turned his unexhausted energy towards the food business. Bonar’s interest was to open a bistro, Bellamy’s, in San Diego. Bellamy’s, of course, is one of San Diego’s finest eatery. Escondido’s Bellamy’s is also doing fine. Are you surprised?