Brian Bornino


Director of 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.”

Additional Resources
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.B.A.
  • Ohio University, B.A.


  • 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
  • “Internal Trustee Checklist for ESOP Valuations”; 5th Annual Great Lakes Conference of the ESOP Association; Sandusky, OH; 10/17/19
  • “Assessing the Feasibility of an ESOP”; 33rd Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Center; Akron, OH; 4/25/19
  • “Analyzing the Valuation Issues in Recent ESOP Lawsuits”; Michigan Chapter of the ESOP Association Annual Spring Conference; Lansing, MI; 4/17/19

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