Scottish entrepreneur Brian Bonar has been involved in business for almost 50 years. Growing up in the UK, he graduated from James Watt Technical College with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical engineering and has an MBA and a PhD in mechanical engineer from Staffordshire University. He worked with IBM in Europe for 18 years as a procurement manager.
Bonar then went on to found and hold leadership positions in several companies in a wide range of industries. Currently he lives in San Diego, California where he has founded two restaurants, Bellamy’s and The Ranch at Brandy Canyon.
Prior to becoming involved in the restaurant business, Bonar spent many years working in financial services and technology. Guided by the motto ‘innovate, re-invent and focus’, he has helped a number of companies to succeed through his work as an executive.
His exemplary work as an executive for over four decades led to him being voted “Executive of the Year’ by Who’s Who at Cambridge in 2016. The organization choose Bonar because of his leadership skills, executive experience, industry achievements, professional qualifications and academic backgrounds.
Brian Bonar has held leadership positions with Trucept, Dalrada Financial Services, itec imaging technologies, Allegiant Professional Services, AMS Outsourcing, Adaptec, Bezier Systems, Rastek Corporation, QMS, Smart-tek Automated Services, Inc. and The Amanda Co., Inc. The positions he has held include manager, director of engineering, CEO, chairman, president and vice president.
According to White Pages, Brian Bonar is also on the board of directors of The Solvis Group, Dalrada Financial Corporation, Warning Management Corporation, Alliance National Insurance Company, American Marine LLC, and the Greater San Diego chapter of The Boys and Girls Club.
The overall goal of Brian Bonar is to build companies, improve people professionally and personally, and create growth by using creativity to make the most of opportunities. Bonar has acquired and developed a wide range of skills throughout his many years in business. He also specializes in mergers and acquisitions, temporary staffing, insurance products and services, printing technology, engineering and software and hardware development.
His skills include turn around management, recruiting, finance sourcing, venture capital, private equity, start-ups, new business development, process improvement, restructuring, marketing strategy, sales, lead generation and employee relations.
During his nearly 50 years in business Brian Bonar has established and maintained business contacts in Japan, Korea and throughout Asia as well as in Eastern Europe, Mexico and the United States.
Over the course of his career Bonar has developed a reputation as an excellent strategy oriented businessman, a gifted leader and a focused, bright and articulate person. He’s praised for his uncanny ability to analyze issues and problems and come up with innovative solutions equitable to all parties involved and his talent for ‘making things happen’.