Rick Brawn is an Operating Partner at GenNx360 Capital Partners and brings over 25 years of manufacturing and B2B services experience in Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 blue chip companies. Prior to joining GenNx360, Rick served as the Managing Director of Weir Services Europe based in Scotland, a diverse industrial set of businesses serving the nuclear, conventional and renewable power generation markets and the oil and gas markets. Previously, Rick worked in senior executive positions at Rolls-Royce based in England where he implemented significant operational performance improvement programs across 12 sites, 5000 employees, £1.2B annual revenue in their aircraft engine maintenance division. Rick has deep experience in the aerospace sector based on his 17 years at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, where he led several complex integrations of acquisitions and drove rapid positive change across various businesses in Asia, Europe and the United States.
Rick was the recipient of several awards from United Technologies including Finalist for the Performance Improvement Team in 1995, Most Successful Alumnus from the Hartford-Springfield Inroads / UTC partnership in 1998 and Achieving Competitive Excellence Gold – the highest standard for any business in the Group – for an aftermarket services in Singapore in 2005. He was also written in Changing Times magazine in 1991 as one of the most likely graduates to receive multiple job offers.
Rick has a B.Sc in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.Sc in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rick has also participated in extended leadership programs at the University of Virginia, Darden Business School and Oxford University in England as a member of the senior management teams at United Technologies Corporation and Rolls-Royce respectively.