Brian Bonar is a business executive, investor and financial expert. Educated in Europe, Bonar attended Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland where he earned his BSC in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned an MBA and a PhD in International Business Development Studies at Stafford University in England.
He then spent 18 years working with IBM in Europe, Asia and the U.S. He then went on to found or play a leadership role in numerous companies in a wide variety of industries over the next 20 years in Europe and the U.S. He has recently gotten involved in the restaurant business.
The first job Bonar took was at QMS Incorporated as executive director of engineering from 1984 to 1988. Next, he became the Rastek Corporation’s vice president of marketing and sales from 1988 to 1990, Adaptec Inc.’s worldwide sales manager for a year, then vice president of Bezier Systems Inc.’s Worldwide sales and marketing from 1991 to 1992.
In 1992 he became involved with Dalrada Financial Corporation, first as director of technology sales for two years, vice president of marketing and sales for 6 months, acting chief accounting officer and in 1997 he became the company’s chief operating officer until 2004. He was the company’s CEO from 2004 until 2009.
According to San Diego Magazine, Brian Bonar was also the Solvis Group’s chairman and CEO from 2003 to 2006. The company provided staffing, ASO and PEO services to the call center and medical markets. In May 2009 Bonar was named to the board of STTN and became company president in September of the same year.
He has also worked with or was on the board of Trucept, Inc., The Amanda Company, Smart-tek Automated Services, American Marine LLC, Warning Management Corporation, Tradeshow Products Inc., Greenland Corporation, Alliance National Insurance Company and Allegiant Professional Business Services. He also founded AMS Outsourcing with customers in Mexico and the Czech Republic.
Recently Brian Bonar has gotten involved in the restaurant business. He opened Bellamy’s in San Diego which has quickly become one of one of the top-rated dining places in Escondido. The restaurant features the cuisine of world renowned French chef Patrick Ponsaty.
Bonar is also in the process of building another restaurant on 144 acres with a working farm. It’s called The Ranch at Brandy Canyon and it features a superb restaurant and a four-star event space. Everyone that knows Brian Bonar expect his mini restaurant empire to be a rousing success, especially with Patrick Ponsaty doing the cooking.
Brian Bonar’s top notch academic background, his professional qualifications and his decades of executive experience in both finance and management have led the Who’s Who at Cambridge to select him for their prestigious award for Executive of the Year.