Bryceon Sumner is a Principal with Eaton Square in Seattle, USA. Prior to joining Eaton Square, Bryceon has led in executive roles as the division president, COO and CFO/senior financial officer for public and private companies, family offices and a $60B government banking insurance fund. His experience stretches across ed-tech, AEC, SaaS, data driven marketing, health care technology and financial/professional services.
Bryceon also has a strong background and expertise in the areas of corporate finance, M&A, strategic planning, operations and as a CPA has helped provide valuable leadership and support to many companies and boards.
Bryceon’s experience includes:
- CFO of the ‘top five’ leader and pioneer in educational technology (ed-tech) and on-line program management, Academic Partnerships (AP). AP provides cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) in combination with a technology platform so that not-for-profit colleges can quickly go to market with online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Bryceon led a dividend recap and investment banker engagement/sales process.
- CFO and investor at the PE owned Callison, LLC, the #1 international retail architecture and design company. Callison was sold to Arcadis NV (ARCAD Euronext), a $3.5 B Dutch public company. Callison was merged with a sub of Arcadis to create CRTKL, with a total combined revenue of $400M and 2200 employees, 5th largest architecture firm in the world. Bryceon led multiple aspects of the sales process from the pre-sale planning/organization, initial memorandum, buyer meetings, due diligence, negotiations, closing and all post closing funding. COO of successor company and co-led the global integration activities. Member of the operational board of Arcadis.
- COO of Global Operations and Finance for Global Experience Specialists (GES), a $1B global leader (owned by Viad, NYSE) in the experiential marketing tradeshow industry. Led a $1B three-company rollup, rebranding and restructure culminating with merger of three companies (4000 employees plus 3000 contractors). Post purchase executive on two strategic acquisitions.
- CEO of the Jensen Family Office. Co-led and managed the sale of a 25% interest in UICI (NYSE, UCI, Fortune 650) to a Goldman Sachs/Blackstone JV, total sales price was $2B, a 25% market premium. Led and managed an $850M portfolio of international investments in insurance, medical technology and marketing services.
Bryceon began his career at EY working on multiple IPO’s including a banking tech IPO and related five-company rollup. This company was later sold for $3.9B. Subsequently selected as the senior financial officer for the FRF fund, a $60B Congressional appropriation to resolve financial institution insolvencies and the merger of over 200 financial institutions.