Arie Brish has more than 18 years’ experience as an accomplished leader and entrepreneur, holding various CEO roles and corporate GM tenures. He has executed multiple operational turnarounds including scaling business unit revenue from $288M to $710M in a four-year period, advancing the company market share from fourth to first position.
Brish achieved notable success by turning around a bad P&L situation during a major profit improvement project. Under his guidance, he saw a 24% margin gain during the two years he led the $200M business. In new product launches he achieved $30M–50M annual sales in a short ramp period and initiated a new products partnership program with over 40 successful introductions.
In fundraising, Brish raised over $15M in equity investments for multiple start-ups and more than $100M in funding and government grants for numerous corporate projects. His network extends to hundreds of international investment groups. Key skills include general management, mergers and acquisitions experience, revenue growth, crisis management and turnarounds. Brish’s domain experience includes Cleantech, hi-tech, IT, real estate, government industrial, non-profit and transportation. With a background in energy and technology, Brish has led six start-up organizations and has aggressively pursued cutting edge technology throughout his career.
Brish leverages his experience from multiple disciplines to achieve exceptional proven results. Thriving in difficult situations, Brish produces outstanding quantifiable results. He is a mentor in executive assessment, motivation and decision-making, combining his comprehensive and eclectic business acumen with strong multi-cultural skills and wide international experience.
As an executive coach, Brish offers action planning for fast-track development and leverages current opportunities to accelerate clients’ careers. His particular strengths lie in identifying and analyzing strengths and weaknesses, CEO and BoD evaluations, project management and strategic planning. He has experience in business development, funding, marketing, sales, M&A (on both the selling and acquiring side), and has a proven track record in company turnarounds.
Since 2008, Brish has been Director of U.S. Operations for Leviathan Energy, a privately held cleantech start-up, leading the company’s business development and marketing efforts. In this role he recruited several joint projects, negotiated supply-chain partnerships and worked with several academic institutes on joint research.
From 2002 to the present day, Brish has held a number of interim executive roles with various companies in investment, business development and operations.
From 2004 to 2008 he was CEO for Tehuti Networks, a VC-backed technology startup which he turned around to post-founding sustainability. He achieved significant global customer traction, negotiated six international channel partners and four global manufacturing outsourcing engagements resulting in a strong capital-efficient operation.
Earlier positions held by Brish include Co-founder and VP Marketing and Business Development with Conformative Systems and several senior executive positions with Motorola. From 1991 to 1994 he was Director of Marketing and Sales, and from 1994 to 2002 he held the position of Business Unit General Manager for business units ranging from $200M to $700M in annual revenue.
Brish holds a BSEE from Ben Gurion University, an MBA from Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University, and an Energy Technology certificate from the University of Texas, and has completed additional senior leadership programs at Motorola University. He is currently a member of the Wind Subcommittee and the Green Building Subcommittee with Texas Renewable Energy, was on the board of the Austin Marathon and acts as mentor for IBM Smart Camp and Wharton Business School.