For close to 20 years, Brian McManus was at the helm of Stella-Jones Inc. (TSE-SJ) where he was the driving force behind a strategic rethink and transformational growth increasing its market cap from $20 million to over $3 billion.
As President and CEO, Brian led over 20 strategic acquisitions in the United States and Canada. These acquisitions combined with strong organic growth resulted in revenue growing from an initial $96 million to $2.1 billion. During his tenure, Brian set a track record of generating exceptional returns for shareholders, consistently outperforming key benchmarks and industry peers. Today, Stella-Jones is the largest North American player in the railway tie and utility pole markets.
Brian began his career as an entrepreneur, owning and managing his own business while still at university. Upon graduation he joined Cafa and developed his investment banking skills by championing several major M&A projects.
Brian holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
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