Brian Trainor

Director & Senior Advisor


BDO Kitchener-Waterloo



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Executive Summary

Brian is a Director and Senior Advisor in BDO Canada’s Transaction Advisory Group in BDO’s Kitchener Waterloo Office.

Brian and has over 17 years of professional experience as a M&A advisor. Brian began his career with a multi-national US based investment bank. Prior to joining BDO, he was a partner in a boutique mid-market M&A advisory firm where he completed numerous valuations and over 50 successful transactions including strategic business sale mandates, LBOs, MBOs and private equity sponsored transactions.

Brian has worked across a variety of industries including a broad range of manufacturers (automotive, HVAC, building products and other niche manufacturers), distribution (industrial sales, consumable packaging, specialty chemical, medical equipment and packaged food), environmental and engineering services, transportation services, IT consulting & staffing, and construction and industrial services.

Brian is a member of BDO’s manufacturing & distribution team and leads the firm’s small business initiative. He has lead seminars and presentations across Canada focusing on business valuation, succession and mergers & acquisitions for privately held enterprises.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Chartered Professional Accountant

Professional Designations & Education

Master of Business Administration, Dalhousie University


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