Brian Bornino |


Director of Valuation & ESOP Advisory
GBQ Capital Advisors

Have a serious challenge? Don’t worry, he’s game.

His job is to find the answers. To understand what makes clients tick. To change the game and-most importantly-to win it. Brian consults with a variety of businesses, always working to help them score bigger and smarter wins. He brings over a decade of experience, a wealth of passion and a competitive fire to GBQ. Needless to say, we’re proud to have him on our team.

His hero? “Cal Ripken, Jr., because he was a great baseball player that maximized his talent and was passionate about his career, his team, his fans, his family and his sport of baseball.”

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CFA Institute
  • Columbus Society of Financial Analysts
  • Institute of Business Appraisers
  • The ESOP Association
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Ohio Employee Ownership Center
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Estate Planning Group II of Columbus
  • Appraisal Issues Task Force
  • “ESOP Valuations:  What You Need to Know”; Ohio Employee Ownership Center’s Southwest Ohio Employee Ownership Forum; 12/6/23
  • “The Clock is Ticking for Estate & Gift Planning for the Family Business”; Worthington Estate Planning Council; Worthington, OH; 11/15/23
  • “Reviewing an ESOP Valuation Report”; Great Lakes Conference of the ESOP Association; Sandusky, OH; 10/17/23
  • “Business Succession Planning:  Turning Goals into Reality”; GBQ Webinar; 9/19/23
  • “ESOP Valuations:  What You Need to Know”; Ohio Employee Ownership Center’s 37th Annual Conference; Akron, OH; 4/20/23
  • “What’s Going on With Your 12/31/22 ESOP Valuation”; Ohio/Kentucky Chapter of the ESOP Association’s Annual Spring Conference; Columbus, OH; 3/23/23
  • “Shareholder Buyouts & Buy-Sell Agreements:  Address Now or Distress Later”; Conway Center for Family Business; Webinar; 3/14/23

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