Bryan Banish, Finance Expert in Mechanicsburg, PA, United States
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Bryan Banish

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Mechanicsburg, PA, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 17, 2022

Bryan has spent more than 25 years in the technology and industrials space. He has driven value for his companies and clients in a large corporate sector and a start-up environment. Bryan has executed many acquisitions and integrated more than a dozen acquired companies. In addition to M&A, he has run large global businesses (>$100 million/year in revenue) with a focus on product development and operational excellence. Previous roles have included CEO, co-founder, and general manager.

Career Highlights

Strategy Nexus
Co-founder & CEO
Boston Semi Equipment

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor's Degree
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Certification Highlights

Green Belt

Case Studies

Work Experience


2016 - PRESENT
Strategy Nexus
  • Drove due diligence on two of the three major divisions in a $500+ million merger of equals. Developed Day 1 Readiness plans for multiple acquired companies.
  • Rebranded and repositioned a $100 million global technology manufacturing business while consolidating multiple factories.
  • Executed a global manufacturing realignment reducing five factories to two (in the USA and Asia), reducing annual operating costs of >$4 million.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Go-to-market Strategy, Post-merger Integration, Strategic Planning, Growth Strategy, Strategy, CEO

Co-founder & CEO

2009 - 2016
Boston Semi Equipment
  • Drove the formation of Boston Semi Equipment, including capital raising, pitch deck, deal negotiation, and all logistics of founding the company.
  • Served as COO (2010-2011), then as CEO (from 2012). Drove top-line revenue growth from $18 million to >$50 million in three years through a combination of organic and non-organic growth.
  • Executed an M&A pipeline including deal negotiations, due diligence, and post-merger integration.
  • Utilized an M&A strategy to roll-up several small regional third-party service businesses, creating a global presence.
  • Leveraged that global footprint to acquire distressed assets to form our own IP-based product platform.
  • Developed high-trust relationships with NYC-based institutional investors and Tokyo-based banks to provide the company with numerous opportunities for acquisitions.
Focus areas: Global Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Startups, Startup Funding, General Management, Finance, Product Development, Competitive Strategy, Market Research, New Product Development, CEO

General Manager

1994 - 2008
  • Executed the growth strategy of Japan Business Unit that doubled market share from ~10% to 22% in three years.
  • Led organizational transformation of over 100 BU staff in marketing, engineering, and product support–mentoring seniors in managing the complexity and trade-offs involved in owning global and local business requirements.
  • Established cross-border knowledge transfer and customer support programs to ensure share gains would be sustained for the long term.
  • Revamped organizational culture by driving accountability (KPI-culture) and coaching.
  • Grew independent P/L responsibility from $40 million/year to ~$150 million/year through market share gain and BU being trusted with increased global product responsibility.
  • Developed a technology roadmap for a local market and product development organization.
  • Developed and launched a 5-year corporate strategy of share gain through key customers as the product roadmap was realized. Leveraged the executive team to deepen customer relationships.
Focus areas: Organizational Transformation, Technology Transfer, Growth Strategy, New Product Development, Strategy, Japan, Product Development, Competitive Strategy, Market Research, General Management
2002 - 2003

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1989 - 1993

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Green Belt


Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Startup Funding, Market Research

Output Software

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel

Industry Expertise


Geographic Expertise



Global Operations, Organizational Design, Post-merger Integration, Strategy, Growth Strategy, Strategic Planning, Startups, General Management, Organizational Transformation, Finance, Lean Six Sigma, Product Development, Competitive Strategy, Technology Transfer, New Product Development, Go-to-market Strategy, CEO, Optics

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