Bruce D. Werner
Diamond Wealth Strategies
Bruce Werner is the Managing Director of Kona Advisors LLC, which provides advisory services to the owners, investors and CEOs of private and family-owned businesses. With deep experience in governance, succession planning, finance, strategy, M&A and talent management, Kona Advisors brings a broad perspective to finding solutions for its clients. He has served as an outside director on private company boards for more than two decades. Mr. Werner frequently writes and speaks on issues of concern to private and family businesses.
In addition to his advisory work, Bruce has acted as a principal or consultant to several investment firms, with experience in running venture, private equity, hedge and real estate funds, as well as futures & options firms.
Mr. Werner spent 12 years at Werner Holding Co. in a variety of senior line and staff positions. He held executive responsibilities in the Climbing Products, Aluminum Extrusion and Insurance businesses. During his tenure the company grew from $180M to over $500M in revenues.
Prior to Werner Holding Co., he co-founded a technology company that developed proprietary products for the engineering workstation market. Early in his career he worked as an engineer for a Kleiner Perkins venture company.
Mr. Werner earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy with honors from Carnegie-Mellon University. Having earned an IBM Fellowship, he graduated from Stanford University with a M.S. degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Mr. Werner completed his M.S. Management degree at the MIT Sloan School.