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Brian Pallas

Brian Pallas

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Brian Pallas is the Founder and CEO of Opportunity Network, a private business matching network for highly vetted CEOs and investors to grow their business worldwide. He leads the Opportunity Network in connecting companies and investors from all over the world, anonymously, to valuable opportunities such as M&A, commercial partnerships, and fundraising. Previously, he worked as a Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, a global top management consulting firm. At BCG, he dealt with a variety of projects, both strategic and operational across several sectors including consumer goods, retail, banking, insurance, energy, and media. He also gained experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking by working for three different funds and managing the sales process of two companies. He started his career as a Scriptwriter for a primetime Italian TV show, Zelig, with an audience of over 3 million viewers. Brian is also included in the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum.

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MORE ABOUT BRIAN

  • He is a Founding Partner at Collective Equity Ownership, a company that allows shareholders of high growth tech companies to pool equity with each other.

  • At Columbia, he created a monthly newsletter where members of Family Business Club could anonymously list the business transactions they were interested in.

  • He has been nominated in 2014 for the Wired Audi Innovation Award by Wired Italy as one of the most promising Under 35.

  • In 2016, he was selected as a judge by Forbes to identify the best 30 Under 30 for the first European edition of the ranking. 

 

OPPORTUNITY NETWORK

  • Opportunity Network counts 45K+ CEOs in 130+ Countries, and has hosted $380B+ in deal flow.

  • Its team counts around 100 people with over 40 different nationalities and operating all over the world.

  • Opportunity Network is valued at $165Mn and partners with top financial institutions worldwide.

  • The company has been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, and other international publications.

 

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

  • Led Due Diligence for third largest deal closed in Italy in 2011, including market forecasts and potential upsides

  • Evaluated post merger synergies for a top international bank in planning the acquisition of a large Italian bank's spin-off

  • Reduced largest Mediterranean refinery's working capital by ~$350M through a high impact inventory initiative

  • Developed a new taxation system conceived to boost the art field in Italy for Italian Art and Culture Minister

  • Integrated the Italian frozen food market leader within the portfolio of a leading PE, focusing on top line efficiency