Business Coach | Start up Business Coach | Business Mentor
Brian is a Business Coach and Start-up Business Coach.
Brian has 30 plus years experience in starting, growing and leading international and local businesses. These include market leaders and brands such Canon, NEC, Panasonic, LG. He has acquired and launched number of successful brands and products in to the New Zealand and Australian markets.
His commercial experience spans ICT, travel, heavy industry, banking, photography, retail. Commercial print and HVAC.
In his most recent corporate role as Canon’s Business Partner Manager, Brian was responsible for the inception, growth and development of Canon’s commercial business partners. This encompassed business start-up and development, sales and strategic planning, financial planning, personnel recruitment and development, together with business acquisition and retention. As a group the business partners wrote the following to Canon’s Managing Director:
“Mr Grounsell has easily been the most effective in this role and has provided outstanding leadership and has become a very, very important person to us as Canon’s Business Partners.”
Like most successful business people there has been bumps along the way, so Brian has a clear vision of what the pit-falls are for a new business and what is needed to done to get new businesses and products off the ground.
As a business coach at Ventell, Brian is passionate about helping NZ business owners develop their businesses and reach their full potential.
Outside of work. Brian is a keen digital musician, astro-imager and follower of F1 motorsport. A former car and motorcycle racer having raced in NZ, Australia and Europe including the Nurburgring 24 hour race.