Brian Bonar: History Making Award Winning Man on the Go

On August 29, 2016, XRepublic published an article about Brian Bonar and his continuing ability to make history in the entrepreneurial world. Mr. Bonar is a man who never seems to stop moving. Over thirty years he has been associated with the success of more companies in more industries than most combinations of five top executives added together.

Each year The Cambridge Who’s Who selection committee chooses two men and two women in each discipline and honors them for overall excellence. The committee chose Brian as Executive of the Year in Finance which is a significant honor. The selection criteria include academic achievements, leadership skills, and accomplishments.

Brian Bonar has built a respected reputation for effective leadership on all types of projects. He is also well-known for gathering talented people and bonding them into high functioning teams. Brian is passionate about helping others succeed whether they are employees, clients, or partners. He has achieved significant acclaim in retail, aviation, and multi-family housing to name a few.

In what is probably his best-known role as Dalrada Financial Corporation’s Company Chairman and CEO, Brian is responsible for employee and employer benefits and aftermarket products. The company has created innovative employee programs to offer clients that will help increase business efficiency.

Brian is well-educated and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland and an MBA and a Ph.D. in the field of International Business Development Studies from the Stafford University, England UK.

Between 2003 and 2009 the following information shows how Mr. Bonar spent his time, and there is some overlap. He was not doing everything all at once; however, he did seem to attend to a lot of responsibilities in an almost superhuman manner.

He was Chairman and CEO at The Solvis Group and Dalrada Financial Corporation. Brian served as the President of Allegiant Professional and founded AMS Outsourcing and served as a member of the board at eight organizations, including The Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego.

After 2009, Brian continued to be who he is and do what he does by adding to his portfolio. He added Chairman and CEO of Smart-Tek Automated Services Inc, CEO of Imaging Technologies Corporation, and Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and Chairman of the Board at Trucept, Inc.

Alternative Lending Strategies Leader Equities First Holdings Relocates Their Melbourne Offices

In a move to make their office more accessible to clients and business associates, Equities First Holdings LLC has moved it’s Melbourne offices to the heart of Melbourne. “Our Australian Business is continuing to grow,” said Mitchell Hopwood, Managing Director for Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. He went on to explain that this new Melbourne office, located at Level 2, 287 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, telephone: +61 3 8688 7191, provides a space that will be able to accommodate the needs of their existing clients and staff while leaving room to expand.

Equities First Holdings has worked over the past decade to become the leading provider of stock-based loans and has shown itself to be ideal for those looking for fast working capital. They know the difficulties the current economic environment brings, and thus provide their services to those using loans as a solution to their problems by hedging their current circumstance. Along with being one of the greatest providers of stock-based capital, they are also one of the most trusted companies in their field.

Equities First Holding has been providing alternative finance solutions to clients by developing capital backed by publicly traded stock with the directive of helping those clients reach their own goals. With over 700 transactions valued at over $1.4 billion, they provide high-value loan options with low fixed interest rates. The company has holdings in nine countries including Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First (London) Limited.

An Eco-Tourism Trip to Savannah, GA – Inspired by Wild Ark

One of the latest things my husband and I have fallen in love with is eco-tourism. Basically, instead of visiting a new town or city, staying in a high-rise downtown hotel and sampling cuisine and cocktails, we find a place and truly explore that place. Through eco-tourism we are seeking to better understand a place’s history and environment, while ensuring we are protecting the environment and not contributing urban sprawl that is often a large part of popular tourist destinations.


We recently visited Savannah, Georgia on an eco-tourism trip. While the city is best known for its charming historic district, upscale seafood restaurants and beaches – we decided to go a different route.


We stayed at a local Air B & B and planned our trip entirely around the experience of Savannah. We wanted to learn about the true beauty behind the coastal region, with its expansive stream and river system.


On day one, we took a kayak tour that weaved in and out of the pristine marshes, down tiny tidal creeks and into what can only be defined as a swamp. This was called a Nature Discover tour and we truly felt that we experienced so much more of the area’s culture and heritage just on this 4-hour excursion than we had in every other town we visited.


We did visit a beach, but it was part of our kayak tour and called a “Wild Island Adventure.” During this adventure we visited a little known beach at low tide and were surprised to find not another soul in sight. We truly took in the ecosystem, from the dead trees that twisted in the saltwater, to looking at the flora and fauna of the region – I feel like we came back with so many wonderful memories than a simple meal could have afforded us.


We became involved with focusing on eco-travel through the story of Wild Ark. The company was founded by Mark and Sophie Hutchinson with the goal of creating research and experience opportunities for people to reconnect with the gorgeous natural surroundings of our world, while looking to protect the planet for the future so that others may enjoy it.


To learn more about Wild Ark and their incredible mission and story, you can visit their website