Brian Bonar is a longtime innovator and IT guru who also possesses financial skills and investment knowledge. He’s spent years in the hardware and software development industries and has transformed some of these companies into full service staffing organizations.
Bonar is the Chairman of the Dalrada Financial Corporation based in San Diego and has founded several subsidiaries through this company. He’s also served on business advisory boards for many other corporations and always believes in finding a better way for businesses to operate in strategic partnerships, especially in professional employer organizations (PEOs).
PEOs are a model that Bonar’s companies have operated under, including his most recent acquisition at Trucept Inc. A client company can outsource their accounting, payroll and employee benefits to a PEO in order to focus on daily operations and business strategy.
A PEO can also serve as a talent recruiter and hire new employees for the client company, but the client company still reserves the right to manage employee tasks and can terminate the employee if they wish. Trucept has cut down on the amount of staff members needed in this capacity through using proprietary software and automated solutions to track employee activities and manage the payroll.
Brian received his business and IT training at two prominent schools in the UK. He got his bachelor’s degree at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and his MBA at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent. He began his business career at IBM UK as a consultant, and then became Procurement Manager of the tech giant’s motherboard sales division servicing enterprise clients throughout the globe.
Brian Bonar then became head of a team of software engineers at QMS, a quality management company serving different industries. After several years at QMS he joined Adaptec and Rastek, two companies that distributed printers and copiers to various corporate customers.
In 1994 he helped develop a SCSI printer for Bezier Systems. He also began one of his first PEO companies while at Imaging Technologies when he partnered their printer manufacturing and installation services with SourceOne Group.
Bonar founded the Dalrada Financial Corporation in 1999 and while serving there has also been on the boards of Allegiant Professional Services, The Amanda Company, AMS Outsourcing and The Solvis Group.
According to Crunchbase, Brian Bonar is also buying restaurants in the suburbs of San Diego on the side and transforming them into tourist favorites, including Bellamy’s in Escondido and Bandy Canyon Ranch not far from there.
He even chose Master Chef of France Patrick Ponsaty to manage both of these restaurants and has allowed him to hire top notch staff in the process. Brian also works with the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego in his spare time as well as enjoying boating and golfing.