Founder & CEO
Arie Brish is a cross-functional expert in growth strategies, commercializing innovation, change leadership, and turn-around.
He is also a best seller author of “Lay an Egg and Make Chicken Soup”. Arie teaches and speaks frequently about commercializing innovation.
Mr. Brish brings to the table lessons learned and best practices from a wide variety of projects in different industries and across diverse business disciplines. His business acumen includes Board of Directors and Advisory Boards, CEO & GM roles, M&A, business development, turnarounds and change leadership, working with Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity, consulting engagements, as well as non-profits.
Arie scaled business unit revenue from $288M to $710M in four years propelling market share from #4 to #1.
Change Leadership & Turnaround
Mr. Brish has executed multiple turnarounds. He led a major profit improvement project of a $200M business unit that achieved a 24% gross margin improvement in two years. He also led a quality improvement effort that resulted a 90% failures reduction in a $1B deployed equipment.
Commercialization & Entrepreneurship
Launched over ten start-up businesses. Three exits. Over half a dozen still in business. While in the Fortune 500 world, he initiated an innovation process that resulted over 40 successful products. Mentor in two accelerators.
Investments & M&A
Over the years Arie raised more than $100M from corporate sources, private equity investments, VCs, and government grants. Provided due diligence services. Participated in several M&A transactions.
Memberships & Pro Bono
National Association of Corporate Directors. (NACD)
Judge & mentor for Wharton Business School, International Accelerator, Capital Factory.
Frequent guest speaker at U.T. Austin on Global Entrepreneurship.
Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Co-Founder, interim CEO and Executive-Board member.
Austin Marathon. Board member and elite-runners liaison. Ran the event multiple times.
JCC. Financial Committee.
Board of Directors and Advisory work
Tehuti Networks, Binalgo, Deverus, Sensuron, Almon Alexander, Corner Stone, X2X, Austin Marathon, Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Arie holds a BSEE from Ben Gurion University, an MBA from Recanati School of Business, Tel-Aviv University, Energy Technology certificate from University of Texas,numerous executive training programs at Motorola University, and Continuous Education with National Association of Corporate Directors.