Blake A. Bonyko joined Colson Group Holdings in November 2016 as chief financial officer. In this role, his responsibilities include overall financial management, working capital management, process improvement, and value creation. With more than 25 years of experience working for manufacturing and distribution businesses, he has spent the last 19 years as chief financial officer for private equity backed businesses. Bonyko specializes in value creation and synergies from business consolidations, ERP (enterprise resource planning) system projects and process improvements with a strong operational focus.
Prior to joining Colson, Bonyko most recently served as chief financial officer at Generation Brands, a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of decorative lighting for the residential and commercial lighting markets in Skokie, Illinois from 2004 to 2016. In this role, he led the consolidation of three businesses into one business gaining significant synergies. His responsibilities included overall financial management, working capital management, process improvement, and value creation. Bonyko also served as chief financial officer for AK Specialty Vehicles in Chicago, IL where he combined two businesses and acquired four additional add-on businesses. He began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Cleveland, OH as a senior accountant in the audit practice.
Bonyko is active with various charities and is a certified public accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.