Today Denary, the 19 year old Central Texas firm specializing in rapid value creation, operational scaling and strategic transactions, announced Barbary Brunner as Executive Vice President.
Ms. Brunner brings more than 25 years of global technology leadership experience in product development, brand creation and execution, sales leadership, operations and people management to Denary. Throughout her career she has specialized in rapidly growing revenue by retooling business strategy, creating new market offerings, optimizing team structure for business success, and rebranding to focus all elements of the business on a common vision, mission and value proposition. Her previous positions include Senior Vice President at Experian, CMO and Head of Strategy for Yahoo! Media, Chief Digital Products Officer for MediaNews Group, Director of Global Planning for Microsoft’s MSN business, and Executive Producer for Sierra On-Line; additionally, she has been a C-Suite leadership team taking a tech company public. Ms. Brunner began her career as a Program Manager at Microsoft in the early 90s.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Denary’s team of accomplished business leaders. I’m passionate about leveraging my experience with global leaders to help Central Texas’ small and midsize businesses grow and thrive. It’s an honor to be part of a team that is committed to business excellence here in Texas,” said Ms. Brunner.
“Barbary Brunner is a great add to our team. Through her extensive hands-on leadership experience and key roles at premier technology companies during their most dramatic growth stages, she has developed deep understanding and unique insights that will be most impactful for Denary’s fast-developing client companies. Barbary’s skills and approach to advising sophisticated management teams, boards and owners are very complementary to those of her new colleagues in Denary,” said Ken Bresnen, Managing Director.
Denary LLC is an Austin-headquartered corporate development and strategic transactions advisory firm. Denary serves the owners and management teams of technology enterprises, advanced industrial companies and leading scientific/engineering businesses who aspire to increase their company’s value 10x or more in 5 years or less.
Denary’s team of experienced former CEOs, CXOs and investment bankers helps their clients formulate Value-Directed Business Strategies™, then implement those strategies across the entirety of their businesses. Typical strategic value-building initiatives focus on delivering on the “Brand Promise”, scaling rapidly, operational excellence, culture and leadership, and international expansion.
As experienced investment bankers who are actively involved in M&A and funding transactions, Denary understands what justifies high values in the minds of buyers and funders. Organic growth is often augmented by the buying of companies, licensing and distribution arrangements and the divestiture of business units. If needed, growth and acquisition funding may be secured through various institutional capital sources such as private equity funds, corporate partners and certain other non-dilutive sources.