Leadership

B&C International is a collaborative team of consultants and advisors.  Each team member has a wide range of skills and an expectation of excellence.  Our leadership team understands the importance of personal growth and the dynamic needed to insure success.  With that understanding, we have assembled a team of individuals who are transformative global thinkers and strategists.  By combining unparalleled access and unique insight powered by new innovative methodologies, B&C leadership endeavors to create bright futures for our clients.

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Dr. Robert J. Brown, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brown is Chief Executive Officer of B&C International (BCI).  Throughout is career, Dr. Brown has spent significant time solving problems and cultivating key high level relationships in the United States and on the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.  As BCI’s visionary, he continues to strategically support company platform development, global growth and client engagements.

Dr. Brown speaks frequently on race relations, emerging markets and international strategy and was recognized by the Washington Post as a World Class Power Broker.  Recently retiring from the boards of the NCAA, Duke Energy, Wachovia Corporation, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Sonoco Products Company, Dr. Brown is a strong supporter of youth, education and non-violent programs.  Dr. Brown currently serves on the boards of High Point University, Boston University, Virginia Union University, National Urban League, Horatio Alger Association and the Richard Nixon Foundation.

Numerous colleges, universities and national organizations have honored Brown. He holds ten honorary doctorate degrees and six national achievement awards. He has also been honored as a recipient of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Award, the Small Business Administration’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the United Way of Greater High Point’s 2002 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award, The High Point Enterprise 2005 Citizen of the Year Award, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency’s 2006 Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s 2007 National Director’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement and the National Urban League’s 2009 Collins Award.

He and his wife Lavern have a home in High Point, NC and Alexandria, VA.

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Osyris Uqoezwa, President

Osyris Uqoezwa, President of B&C International, rebuilt the executive team, refreshed the strategic business model and is leading a successful expansion of the organization’s services. Mr. Uqoezwa, a trusted advisor to corporate and international leaders, is a business transformation expert and sought after speaker.

As a senior consultant, he informs organizations of the major shifts required for organizational transformation by bringing insights to clients on the scale of change they seek and how they should be best positioned for change to avert risk and derailment. Mr. Uqoezwa, also assists with developing talent, guiding leadership transformation interventions and clarifying the impact of business change on an organization and its key roles.

Through his myriad of successful business ventures, Mr. Uqoezwa has been recognized for his extensive business experience in expanding domestic and international imports and has advised companies globally on market expansions, investments and international business relationships. His accomplishments have been featured in national magazines such as Businessweek and Black Enterprise.

Mr. Uqoezwa holds degrees from North Carolina Central University and serves on the Board of Trustees for Winston Salem State University.

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Larry Yon, Chief Operating Officer

Larry Yon, Chief Operating Officer of B&C International, is a seasoned entrepreneur, practical strategist and organizational development executive focused on identifying and capturing new growth in mature markets, quickly mobilizing to maximize opportunity and building teams that win.

In this role, Mr. Yon guides internal and external strategy execution and communication as BCI positions itself for a constantly evolving global business marketplace.  He directs new market exploration, primary market research and intelligence gathering to ensure the firm’s chief executive team understands the implications of potential choices.  Focusing on the future, Mr. Yon works to ensure BCI continuously evaluates its value proposition and is appropriately structured and branded for global growth.

Mr. Yon earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina Central University.  He currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for Durham Housing Authority, the Board of Directors of UDI Community Development Corporation and the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at North Carolina Central University.

Mr. Yon currently lives in Durham, NC with his wife Cheron and their three children Kennedy, Karson and Larry III.

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Anish Singh, Chief Financial Officer

Anish Singh, Chief Financial Officer for B&C International, is responsible for the overall financial management of the firm, which includes financial planning, reporting, revenue management, forecast modeling, financial planning and budgeting.

Mr. Singh brings a breadth of domestic and international financial and professional services knowledge in M&A activity, corporate governance, and managing client relationships. A business leader with 20+ years of international exposure in business & finance, Mr. Singh’s experience with P&L responsibility and managing corporate business enable him to deliver sustainable profitability through various aspects of turnaround.

He holds a MBA from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Johnnie Kirkland, Chief Administration Officer

Johnnie Kirkland, Chief Administrative Officer of B&C International, has been with the firm for over 40 years. She has extensive experience in office administration and accounting. Mrs. Kirkland directs and coordinates a variety of internal management and support services within the firm to help BCI better serve its clients. In addition she manages all daily financial matters for the firm, including accounts payable and account receivables.  She also serves as Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Mrs. Kirkland lives in Thomasville, NC with her husband.