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Brian Bonaviri

With more than 10 years of advisory experience, Brian is a managing director in Grant Thornton’s Strategy and Transactions practice located in Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Industries
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-profit and higher education
  • Hospitality and restaurants
Service Experience
  • Advisory
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring and turnaround
 

Brian Bonaviri

 

 

 

Executive summary

 

With more than 10 years of advisory experience, Brian is a managing director in Grant Thornton’s Strategy and Transactions practice located in Charlotte, N.C. His areas of specialization include strategic planning and review, independent business plan review, business plan development and assessment, cash management, financial modeling and forecasting, and corporate bankruptcy advisory.

Bonaviri has extensive experience in international business, including advising clients onsite in China, Israel and Saudi Arabia. He primarily advises clients in the healthcare and higher education sectors, although his advisory experience covers a wider range of industries including financial services, manufacturing, transportation, food and beverage, software, commercial real estate and not-for-profit.

 

 

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

 

Community involvement

  • Council for Children’s Rights, President Elect, Treasurer and Board Member

 

Presentations and publications

  • Move your health system into a ‘Safety Zone’” – Grant Thornton publication, Jan. 6, 2021
  • Is your health system in a ‘Safety Zone?’” – Grant Thornton publication, Sept. 21, 2020
  • What boards can do to keep health systems solvent” – Grant Thornton publication, Sept. 18, 2020
  • Healthcare Bankruptcies, North Carolina Bar Association 43rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Dec. 10, 2020
  • Anti-Trust and Pro-Competitive Trends and Considerations in Healthcare Transactions, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Large System Controller Council (LSCC) – Feb. 20, 2020, co-presented with Stephen Thome
  • The Criticality of Critical-Access Hospitals, American Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Committee Newsletter - August 2019, co-authored with Rob Vanderbeek
  • Chapter 11 Special Issues: Focus on Health Care - Financial Poise Webinar, June 19, 2019
  • Modeling for Mission: Creating a Multi-year Financial Plan – Grant Thornton LLP Not-for-Profit Quarterly Seminar, Jan. 25, 2019
  • Guest Lecturer on “Financial Statement Analysis” and “Strategy in Organizations in the Health Care Sector” for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Master's in Public Health program and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, numerous times

 

Education

  • MBA, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BSBA, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
 

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