Managing Director and Founder of The Ninox Group, Business consultant, business coach and mentor. Bernard O’Brien works with CEOs and their leadership teams to help their companies establish strong foundations and create leading strategies to result in scaling up in continued growth and creating a culture of action and accountability.
Bernard commenced his professional career overseas for 5 years, in the United Kingdom with Associated British Foods and Simons Engineering before concluding with studied in his final year in Switzerland. On returning to Australia, Bernard joined the Family Business in operational, sales and Senior Executive Roles, before departing the Family Business and expanding his experience across other Industries in food, agriculture, retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing, consulting, construction and tourism. His past 15 years across those industries has been focused on business restructure and/or business turnaround and/or business remodelling, and more recently focused on the principles of Verne Harnish’s “Scaling up”.
The Ninox Group is different and unique to other consulting models, as it works alongside Company Owners, Boards of companies, Senior Executives to achieve a complete focus and alignment on the long term and medium term goals and aspirations and then develop the tools and strategies necessary to achieve those goals in a shorter time frame through a proven process of scaling up. The difference between The Ninox Group and other consulting and advisory groups is that they remain throughout the journey (Scaling up) alongside the client, as apposed to doing an assignment and departing.
The Ninox Group has worked with a diverse range of companies from SME to Not for Profit companies, from public listed to multinationals, from Joint Ventures to Venture Capital owned entities. The assignments have been from business start up, company turnarounds, to company restructure and consolidation and to company scaling up and expansion.
Bernard has in the last decade completed a Masters of Marketing, and more recently been accredited by Gazelles International as a Scaling up Business Coach. He sits on several Boards across the Agricultural, Food and Tourism sectors.